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Resilient by Design 2- Year Anniversary Webinar Series: Exploring a New Future - Resilient by Design

United States

Exploring a New Future - Resilient by Design

Where do we go from here? What is our vision for a resilient future in a new reality? How will we ensure equity and health for all?

Hosted via Zoom Webinars. Click here to register

Moderator: Rupal Sanghvi, HealthxDesign


  • Eric Klinenberg, NYU Institute for Public Knowledge
  • Saneta deVuono-powell, Ground Works Consulting

Moderator and Panelist biographies:

Rupal Sanghvi, HealthxDesign

Rupal Sanghvi is a public health researcher and Principal of HealthxDesign (pronounced Health by Design), a firm that translates epidemiological and social science data to strengthen they way neighborhoods and cities can be designed to advance health outcomes. Rupal received the United States Secretary of Health’s Award for Innovations in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention after earning her Master of Public Health at the University of Michigan. She has been a Fellow at the Design Trust for Public Space and Faculty at Parson’s The New School for Design. Rupal served as one of the science advisors for Resilient by Design.

Eric Klinenberg, NYU Institute for Public Knowledge

Eric Klinenberg is Helen Gould Shepard Professor of Social Science and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He is the author of Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life (Crown, 2018), Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (The Penguin Press, 2012), Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media (Metropolitan Books, 2007), and Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago (University of Chicago Press, 2002), as well as the editor of Cultural Production in a Digital Age, co-editor of Antidemocracy in America (Columbia University Press, 2019), and co-author, with Aziz Ansari, of the New York Times #1 bestseller Modern Romance (The Penguin Press, 2015). His scholarly work has been published in journals including the American Sociological Review, Theory and Society, and Ethnography, and he has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and This American Life. Eric served as Research Director for Rebuild by Design.

Saneta deVuono-powell, Ground Works Consulting

Saneta is a co-founder and partner of Ground Works Consulting, where she leads strategy on policies and practices to improve racial health disparities and community stability. She is passionate about engaging in work that simultaneously addresses immediate community needs while planning for long term stability and systems change. Saneta has over a decade of experience working on issues of racial justice, housing, and health and in conducting various types of community-based participatory research. Before founding Ground Works Consulting, Saneta deVuono-powell worked at ChangeLab Solutions, a national organization focused on public health law and policy. She was the co-director of ChangeLab Solutions Healthy Neighborhood team, which developed intersectional strategies to address the social determinates of health and oversaw the organization's health and housing practice. Saneta received her bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College and both her law degree and her master's degree in city planning from UC Berkeley. Saneta is also a Senior fellow at the the Center for Community Investment and a Senior Associate of The Case Made.