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2019-11-14 18:00:002019-11-14 20:00:00America/New_YorkThe Future of the NYC Waterfront: Jamaica BayConservation and DevelopmentJamaica Bay, New York City
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York NY 10012
Nov 14, 2019
Thursday, 11/14, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
1.5 LU / 1.5 HSW
Conservation and Development Jamaica Bay, New York City’s only national park, is consistently at the center of debates around conservation and development. Being a national park in the largest city in the United States presents a natural tension: How can we conserve the shrinking 180,000-acre body of water while continuing to meet necessary affordable housing demands in surrounding communities? From the future mixed-use development at Jamaica Landing to visionary plans to address resiliency concerns, to engaging the community to help rebuild dunes and rethinking how policy affects the bay, Jamaica Bay has been the focus of experimentations in design, development, and policy.
This diverse panel of Jamaica Bay experts will include designers, developers, community representatives, and policy experts, who will present their experiences and conflicting views on conservation and development in and around Jamaica Bay. After the short panel, attendees will break into roundtable discussions, where they will have the opportunity to voice their own experiences and views, developing a vision for the future of Jamaica Bay, and contributing their visions to NYC’s Next Comprehensive Waterfront Plan for 2020-2030.
Introduction by: Michael Marrella, AICP, Director, Waterfront and Open Space Planning, New York City Department of City Planning
Moderator: Jay Valgora, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, Principal, STUDIO V Architecture; Member, AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee
Panelists: Walter Meyer, Principal Urban Designer, Local Office Landscape and Urban Design Marquise Stillwell, Founder, Urban Ocean Lab Jeanne DuPont, Executive Director, Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equity Adam Watson, Director of Preconstruction, L+M Development
Round Table Facilitators: Jay Valgora, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, Principal, STUDIO V Architecture, Member of AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee Susan Kaplan, AIA, Principal, BuildingWrx, Member of AIANY Committee on the Environment Gretchen Bank, Assoc. AIA, Sr. Director Marketing, Selldorf Architects, Co-Chair of AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee Jeffrey Dugan, AIA, Principal, Dattner Architects, Co-chair of the AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
The Future of the NYC Waterfront – Program Series This is the second program in a series of forums on the future of the NYC waterfront planned through 2020 to conduct outreach to inform the NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan: Vision 2030 through the Waterfront Management Advisory Board. Through a partnership between the AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee, the Committee on the Environment, the Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee, and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, this Waterfront Taskforce Initiative is critical to providing a platform for architects and design experts in New York City to express their points of view and experience working on the city’s waterfront.
As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits. We encourage all participants to arrive on time to comply with this policy.
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