Collaboration and Connections
The Hudson River is one of the defining waterways of the region, flowing 315 miles through New York State, separating New York City from its western neighbor: New Jersey. The river is unique from other New York City waterways because of the division it creates between the city and surrounding municipalities, which requires collaboration and connections across jurisdictional bounds. Positioned at the center of the Greater New York City region, the Hudson River is home to a developing transportation network supported by bridges and tunnels, light and commuter rail, open space networks, ecologies, as well as growing NYC and regional ferry systems which serve to unite the region by way of its shores.
This diverse panel of “Hudson River experts” including planners, community advocates, and developers from across the region will present their experience in collaboration and establishing connections across the Hudson River. After the short panel, attendees will break into round table discussions, where they will have the opportunity to voice their own experiences and views about the future of the Hudson River to contribute to NYC’s Next Comprehensive Waterfront Plan for 2020-2030.
Michael Marrella, AICP, Director, Waterfront and Open Space Planning, New York City Department of City Planning
Jay Valgora, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, Principal, STUDIO V Architecture; Member, AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee
Noreen Doyle, Executive VP, Hudson River Park Trust
Carolyn Grossman, Director of Regional Planning, DCP
Jeffrey Anzevino, Land Use Advocacy Director, Scenic Hudson
Jessica Jahre, Planner, New Jersey State, Department of Environmental Protection
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
Illya Azaroff, AIA, Associate Professor, NYC College of Technology, 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 third 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.
Other Events in the Series:
10/21/19 – The Future of the NYC Waterfront: The Lower East River
11/14/19 – The Future of the NYC Waterfront: Jamaica Bay
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.
Planning & Urban Design; Design for Risk & Reconstruction; Committee on the Environment; Transportation & Infrastructure