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4/3/19, 7pm - 9pm

Well before Amazon proposed its 14-acre campus on the Queens waterfront, Long Island City was the fastest growing neighborhood in the country. From Court Square to the waterfront, new development and new residents have been settling around and within well-established communities, altering everything from the affordability of housing to the character of the neighborhood itself. Join designers, historians, planners, and community residents as they consider how design might help harmonize the old with the new and improve the quality of life amidst the surge of private development, and the everyday stress that comes along with rapid growth.

This discussion will be moderated by Emily Nonko, an award-winning freelance journalist covering real estate, architecture, design, and urbanism, in the Wall Street Journal, Next City and Curbed New York. She has also written for The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Entrepreneur, Village Voice, New York Post, Observer, and CityLab.

Speakers will include:
Margie Ruddick,
Principal of Margie Ruddick Landscape and Design
Stephen Petrus, Historian at LaGuardia College and Wagner Archives
Zachary Hecht, Policy Director at TechNYC
Frank Wu, President of the Court Square Civic Association Association
Sheila Lewandowski, Founding Executive Director of The Chocolate Factory

This event is eligible for AIA credit

Organized by
Van Alen Institute
4/3/19, 7pm - 9pm
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