Mark Strauss Takes 9-11 Planning Lessons To China

Mark Strauss Takes 9-11 Planning Lessons To China

Fox & Fowle

Planner and architect Mark Strauss will be taking 9/11-related planning lessons from lower Manhattan all the way to China for the 46th International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) World Congress in Tianjin, Peoples Republic of China.

Strauss is a principal at Fox & Fowle Architects and a founding member and chair of the Long-Term Planning effort for the NewYork NewVisions design coalition. At the IFHP World Congress, he will make a keynote speech on the "Reconstruction and Revitalization of Downtown Manhattan." His presentation will take place on September 9, almost one year to the day after terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center.

In his presentation, Strauss will describe how worries that designers and planners would be denied a role in solving the immense needs at and around Ground Zero led to the formation of NewYork NewVisions. The coalition eventually represented twenty-one separate groups, and thousands of firms and individual professionals.

The bulk of his presentation will be dedicated to describing the proposals laid out in the 54-page document published by NewYork NewVisions: Principles for Rebuilding Lower Manhattan, issued in February 2002.

Strauss is both an architect and certified planner with over 25 years of experience in the practice of architecture, planning and urban design. Mr. Strauss joined Fox & Fowle Architects as a Principal when the firm he co-founded, Jambhekar Strauss, merged with Fox & Fowle in 2000.

Fox & Fowle has received a number of recent awards, including the National Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects; the Award of Merit from the AIA New York State; and the 2001 Society of American Registered Architect's Design Award for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Shanghai, China.

Related Link: NewYork NewVisions

For more information contact:

Mark Strauss
Fox & Fowle
22 West 19th Street
New York
New York 10011

Phone: (212) 627-1700
Email: [email protected]

Posted August 27, 2002

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