New York At Risk: On The Waterfront – 4.21.13
We’ve got 600 miles of coastline, water underground, water rushing at us from upstream, tidal currents rushing in from all around. We have one of the world’s largest natural harbors, from which an amazing port city grew. Even without a changing climate, we would have waterfront problems and just as many conflicting demands on our shores.
On Earth Day Sunday, a panel of design professionals will – no: must – consider current and future imperatives for our city’s bountiful but, in recent years, destructive waterfront. The event is co-hosted by AIA NY’s Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR) and ASLA-NY.
The panel will address:
What is New York City’s hydrological cycle? How does climate change affect it?
What is at stake and what is at risk?
What constitutes good long-range policy for water on, above, below, and beyond the city’s surface?
What are the most interesting water-related ideas, proposals, and projects for the 5 boroughs, the city, and the region? Water’s edge, inland, and upland? Beach to wetland to building block?
All of DfRR’s programs address planning and design through the lens of what is at risk for New York City, how to avoid major episodes, and how to rebuild better after them. The committee presents experts and strategies to consider how the City’s form and buildings affect the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens.
Welcome and Introduction
Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA, Co-Chair, Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee
Illya Azaroff, AIA, Co-Chair, Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee
Co-Chairs, Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee
James Russell, FAIA, Architecture Critic, Bloomberg News
Jennifer Bolstad, Founder, Local Office Landscape Architecture
Walter Meyer, Founders, Local Office Landscape Architecture
Bonnie A. Harken, AIA, APA, President, Nautilus International Development Consulting, Inc.
Anthony Romeo, AIA, Program Director of Park Programs, NYC Department of Design and Construction
Claire Weisz, FAIA, Founder, wxy architecture + urban design
Organized by :AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Co-Sponsored by: ASLA NY