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CCNY Rising Urbanists 2021: Uncovering NYC


Saturday, April 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am EDT
Saturday, April 17, 2021 @ 12:30 pm EDT


Start: Saturday, April 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am EDT
End: Saturday, April 17, 2021 @ 12:30 pm EDT

April 17, 2021: 10:00-12:30

Every place has a story. A legacy derived from the geology, flora, and fauna which is braided into the history of humans and their alterations on the land. As Landscape Architects we are charged with uncovering these stories in order to design a future that weaves together the lessons of the past, the people of the present, and the hope that in the future we lift the voices of the communities we design for and stop erasing them. 
In this series we will speak to experts and professionals around New York City to reveal the erased stories reflected in our landscape.
What natural systems have been buried? Where have the non-human fauna gone? How do we promote equality through landscape? Who is telling the story?
Join us and learn how the past has informed our current landscape and develop strategies for building a healthier, more just, and more sustainable tomorrow.

Billy Fleming
 is the Wilks Family Director of the Ian L. McHarg Center in the Weitzman School of Design and a senior fellow with Data for Progress. His fellowship with Data for Progress has focused on the built environment impacts of climate change, and resulted most prominently in the publication of low-carbon public housing policy briefs tied to the “Green New Deal for Public Housing Act” introduced in 2019. In his role at the McHarg Center, Billy is co-editor of the forthcoming book An Adaptation Blueprint (Island Press, 2020), co-editor and co-curator of the book and now internationally-traveling exhibit Design With Nature Now (Lincoln, 2019), and author of the forthcoming Drowning America: The Nature and Politics of Adaptation (Penn Press, expected 2021). Billy is also the lead author of the recently published “The 2100 Project: An Atlas for the Green New Deal.” He is also a co-author of the Indivisible Guide (2016). 

Samantha MacBride – Adjunct Assistant Professor at Marx School of Public Affairs, Author of Recycling Reconsidered

Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Hon. ASLA became Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks in May 2014. Commissioner Silver is president of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and past president of the American Planning Association (APA). Mitchell is an award-winning planner with over 35 years of experience. He is internationally recognized for his leadership in the planning profession and his contributions to contemporary planning and urban design issues. Silver is fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). One of the nation’s most celebrated urban thinkers, in 2017 Commissioner Silver was elected to Planetizen’s list of the 100 Most Influential Urbanists in the world. 


Catherine Priolet 
Lindsay Ruotolo 
Jeffrrey Schneider 
Jeana Fletcher 
Emily Cote 

3 LA CES CEUs (Approved)

Registration required.  CLICK HERE

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The registration is linked to our asla.ccny@gmail.com email.

Additionally, here is the link to our website https://www.risingurbanists.com/ where you will find the link as well.

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