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Event Registration Open for 2017 Canal Clean Sweep 

February 1 - April 20

The NYS Canal Cor­po­ra­tion and Parks & Trails New York need your help for the annu­al Canal Clean Sweep. Last year’s event was a great suc­cess, but we want to make this year’s Clean Sweep even big­ger! Most of this year’s event will take place Fri­day-Sun­day, April 21–23, Earth Day week­end. Besides being a great 

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6:00 pm

Joanne Witty in conversation with William Solecki – Brooklyn Bridge Park: A Dying Waterfront Transformed 

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, 47-49 E 65th St
New York, NY United States

Please join us at Roo­sevelt House for a spe­cial evening explor­ing the cre­ation of Brook­lyn Bridge Park, one of the largest and most sig­nif­i­cant pub­lic projects to be built in New York in a gen­er­a­tion.
In their talk, Ms. Wit­ty and Pro­fes­sor Solecki will exam­ine the social and polit­i­cal phe­nom­e­non of how a com­mu­ni­ty over­came over­whelm­ing oppo­si­tion and obsta­cles to build the park – and also the ways in which the solu­tions devel­oped dur­ing the pro­longed bat­tle can be applied to impor­tant eco­nom­ic and plan­ning issues around the world. They will dis­cuss how grass­roots move­ment and com­mu­ni­ty plan­ning unit­ed around a com­mon vision, and reveal the human dynam­ics that unfold­ed in the course of build­ing the park, includ­ing atti­tudes and opin­ions that arose about class, race, gen­tri­fi­ca­tion, com­mer­cial­iza­tion, devel­op­ment, and the role of gov­ern­ment.

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