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NYCHA Open Space Masterplan: Panel Discussion


Wednesday, December 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm EST
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 @ 8:00 pm EST


Start: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm EST
End: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 @ 8:00 pm EST

More than 70% of the New York City Housing Authority’s citywide portfolio is open space. NYCHA’s Open Space Masterplan project, a first-ever assessment at this scale, is a groundbreaking planning effort undertaken to analyzed NYCHA’s diverse open spaces, analyze data about the community needs, and develop holistic design recommendations to support advocacy and fundraising.

For more than a year, NYCHA’s Design Department, along with consultant landscape architecture and urban design firms- Nancy Owens Studio and Grain Collective, evaluated the Authority’s open spaces to come up with a vision a comprehensive reevaluation of the potential of this space to meet the community, urban and resiliency needs of today.

This event brings together the project team, NYCHA partners, industry experts, and open space stewards of the city and beyond, for a panel presentation on the NYCHA’s open space portfolio, masterplan findings, implementation strategies and the community impacts of such investments.

The presentation will be followed by a moderated question and answers session.

1.25 LACES – Pending

Kate Belski, RLA, Design Director, Grain Collective
Marian Starr, AIA, Urban Design and Project Manager, Nancy Owens Studio

Runit Chhaya, RLA, Founding Principal, Grain Collective
Tama Greenfield, Deputy Executive Director, NYC Mayor;s Office of Criminal Justice
J. Steven Lovci, Executive Vice President, Capital Projects Division, NYCHA
Nancy Owens, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP, Nancy Owens Studio

Delma Palma, AIA, AICP, Deputy Director of Architecture and Urban Planning, NYCHA

This event is offered in person and virtually; proof of vaccination  with photo ID and masking are required in order to attend in person.

If you register for an online ticket, you will receive an email with a Zoom link to access the program.

CLICK HERE to register

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