1st Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Joanne Witty in conversation with William Solecki – Brooklyn Bridge Park: A Dying Waterfront Transformed
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.
Nov 25, 2014
Climate change knowledge for an urbanized planet: UCCRN
The people behind the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) are passionate about delivering climate science to cities, with over 100 citations in the latest IPCC report. So who are they?
Aug 6, 2014
Studying urban resilience at Jamaica Bay
The meeting place of the new Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay used to be an airport. That the former Floyd Bennett Field now hosts information about the surrounding parkland and wildlife perhaps hints at the kind of flexible ‘resilience’ for which the institute aims. Resilience is not necessarily about preserving a landscape as it is today, in a fixed form, forever. […]
Sep 30, 2012
Artist and designer, City As Living Laboratory
"I really have this fantasy, this image, that a community could develop that begins to picture New York in a bigger way."