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Rising Urbanists: Green Infrastructure for the 22nd Century

April 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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The ASLA-NY Student Chapter at the City College of New York is organizing a multi-disciplinary conference to imagine the potential for Green Infrastructure to act as a catalyst in driving urban design into the 22nd century.

Background

New York  City is 72% paved, with over 400 combined sewage outfalls that convey an estimated 27 billion gallons of raw sewage into our waterways every year. Rising tides, CSO events, and extreme weather events will be changing the urban fabric of New York for the next century and beyond. Initial efforts to build green infrastructure in New York City have been limited in scope to small-scale interventions that fit into residual spaces. In the contemporary convergence of urban population growth, failing 19th and 20th century grey infrastructure, and risks associated with climate change, the stakes are high for our urban systems to adapt to our new environmental context.

Purpose

This conference is a groundbreaking forum for the next generation of urbanist thinkers to organize around long-term green infrastructure strategies rather than disciplinary hierarchies. An expansive approach to green infrastructure could drive urban design by engaging alternate interests in building the urban environment.

Audience

The Rising Urbanists Conference is geared towards students and professionals in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, urban design, urban planning, real estate, and sustainability throughout the tri-state area. We are hosting this event to foster lasting relationships between emerging professionals in allied fields.

Schedule

KEYNOTE / 9:30 – 10:15 AM

Mark A. Focht, Deputy Commissioner / Chief Operating Officer, NYC Parks

PANEL 1: HOW CAN WE DESIGN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE WITH GREATER IMPACT? / 10:30 – 12:00 PM

Rebecca Hill, RAFT

David Seiter, Future Green Studio

Alex Renner, E-Design

Thomas Reeves, FXFOWLE

Moderator:  Andrew Lavallee, SiteWorks

BYO BROWN BAG LUNCH / 12:00 – 1:00 PM

PANEL 2: HOW CAN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE ENGAGE MORE PEOPLE AND PLACES? / 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Shaun O’Rourke, Green Infrastructure Director, The Trust for Public Land

Jason Smith, Biodiversity Ecologist, NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection

Lindsay Campbell, USDA Forest Service, NYC Urban Field Station

Thomas Rainer, Co-author, Planting in a Post-Wild World

Moderator:  Andrew Lavallee, SiteWorks

GOWANUS BLUE CHARRETTE: DESIGNING FOR ZERO CSOs

INTRODUCTION / 2:45 – 3:15 PM

Andrea Parker, Executive Director, Gowanus Canal Conservancy

WORKSHOP / 3:15 – 4:15 PM

Break into interdisciplinary groups to address design challenge

CONCLUSION / 4:15 – 5:00 PM

Presentation of designs and final remarks

Cost: $10 Student, $25 Professional

Details

Date:
April 14, 2017
Time:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Venue

Hunter College West Building
695 PARK AVE
New York, NY 10065 United States
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Details

Date:
April 14, 2017
Time:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

Hunter College West Building
695 PARK AVE
New York, NY 10065 United States
+ Google Map