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Kim Stanley Robinson and the Science Friday Book Club

Science Friday host Ira Flatow is sitting down with acclaimed science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson to talk about his latest book New York 2140. The book envisions a not-so-distant future in which sea levels have risen, the streets of New York have become canals, and skyscrapers have become islands. The discussion will include a Q&A, book signing, and a demonstration from the Science Friday Education team. Tickets are $15 and include a Strand gift card for the same amount.

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.

Wild by Design: Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes

Margie Ruddick, the pioneering landscape designer and author of Wild by Design and acclaimed architect Robin Elmslie Osler meet at the crossroads of design, ecology and urbanism to explore whether nature, in all its unruly wildness, can be an integral part of everyday living. The discussion is moderated by Annette Rose-Shapiro the
Managing Editor of MODERN Magazine.

Book Talk: Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs by Robert Kanigel

Come hear Robert Kanigel talk about his book, the first major biography of Jane Jacobs. “Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs” is about the irrepressible woman who changed the way we view and live in cities, and whose influence can still be felt in any discussion of urban planning to this day.

Greening the Global Economy: Robert Pollin

Robert Pollin gives a lecture about his book, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Katrina vanden Heuvel (editor, and publisher of The Nation). The event will be followed by a reception. Copies of Greening the Global Economy will also be on sale at the event.