The Future of Zone A: New York Neighborhoods on the Frontline of Climate Change
Thursday, January 10, 2013, 7 - 9pm
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THE FUTURE OF ZONE A:
New York Neighborhoods on the Frontline of Climate Change
A Moderated Panel Discussion
THURSDAY JANUARY 10 2013 | 7:00PM | GREAT HALL | The Cooper Union Foundation Building | 7 East 7th Street
*please note the location for this event has changed to the Great Hall
Two Bridges Neighborhood Council in collaboration with the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design & the Architectural League of New York will convene a public discussion to explore issues and ideas for the future of coastal New York. In the Two Bridges neighborhood, and across the five boroughs, vulnerable, low-income populations housed along a high-risk waterfront makes for a challenging social, planning & design problem.
- Is it possible, and on what scale is it practical, to deploy ecologically sound design (and policy) to mitigate adverse climate impacts on waterfront communities?
- Given that real estate interests drive the planning of the city, are there “market based” solutions that can be ecologically sound & socially responsible, e.g., not resulting in wholesale displacement of low-income populations?
Panelists with expertise in urban ecology, design, and community planning will present examples of current work and thinking about these issues, followed by a provocative and necessary discussion.
Tom Angotti, Ph.D. Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning; Director of the Center for Community Planning & Development, Hunter College
Susannah C. Drake, AIA, ASLA. Founding Principal, dlandstudio; Senior Associate, The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design
Alexander J. Felson, PhD, RLA. Assistant Professor, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies & Yale School of Architecture; Director, Urban Ecology and Design Laboratory
Claire Weisz, AIA. Principal, WXY Architecture + Urban Design
Moderator: Cassim Shepard, Urban Omnibus/Architectural League
For additional information, please contact Kerri Culhane, Two Bridges Neighborhood Council. firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is free and open to the public
Reservations required at email@example.com
Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues