After Super Storm Sandy hit the Greater New York Metropolitan Area a Rebuilding Strategy was drafted by The Hurricane Sandy Recovery Taskforce. I use this case to stress the need for design. Our students will need to work in multidisciplinary design teams and use design principles to come up with resillient sollutions. Sollutions that are reactive are not very good sollutions. By examining NYC:Rebuild by Design, which is basicly a design competition, student get hands on experience and learn about the how all actors have to reinvent themselves to come up with a common solution.