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2/22/21, 4pm - 6pm
2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW

*This event will be occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.*

Over the last year and a half, the AIANY’s Waterfront Initiative has worked with the NYC Department of City Planning to host a series of nine events, including a briefing, a boat tour, and seven dynamic public dialogues about the future of New York City’s waterfront. These events provided a forum for the design community to contribute their perspectives and expertise to New York City’s Next Comprehensive Waterfront Plan and opened hours of conversation about what waterfront design should, and in some cases must, consider. As we approach the release of the Plan, this final event in our series will reflect on what we’ve learned and project what comes next for the city’s 520 miles of waterfront. 

We will be joined by one panelist from each of our seven public dialogues (Jamaica Bay, New York Harbor, Lower East River, Upper East River, Harlem River, Hudson River, and An Equitable Waterfront) for “round-robin discussions” reflecting each event’s discussion and takeaways. City Planning will also provide an update of how these points are being integrated into the plan. The event will culminate in a group discussion about how designers and architects can take this information and move towards the future.

Michael Marrella, AICP, Director of Waterfront and Open Space Planning, NYC Department of City Planning
Jay Valgora, FAIA, Principal, STUDIO V Architecture

Jeanne Dupont, Executive Director, Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equity
Panelist from Jamaica Bay Event

Mike Stamatis, President, Red Hook Container Terminal
Panelist from NY Harbor Event

Matthijs Bouw, Principal/Founder, One Architecture
Panelist from Lower East River Event

Mychal Johnson, Founder, South Bronx Unite
Panelist from Upper East River Event

Majora Carter, Founder, Majora Carter Group
Panelist from Harlem River Event

Noreen Doyle, Executive VP, Hudson River Park Trust
Panelist from Hudson River Event

Marquise Stillwell, Founder/Principal, OpenBox
Panelist from An Equitable Waterfront Event

The Future of the NYC Waterfront – Program Series
In 2020, AIANY’s Waterfront Initiative and NYC Department of City Planning hosted seven programs in a series of forums on the future of the NYC waterfront to conduct outreach to inform the NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan: Vision 2030 developed by the Waterfront Management Advisory Board. A partnership between the AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee, the AIANY Committee on the Environment, the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee, and AIANY 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 experiences working on the city’s waterfront.

All 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
01/14/20 – The Future of the NYC Waterfront: Hudson River 
8/25/20 – Th Future of the NYC Waterfront: An Equitable Waterfront
10/5/20 – The Future of the NYC Waterfront: Harlem River
11/9/20 – The Future of the NYC Waterfront: New York Harbor
12/7/20 – The Future of the NYC Waterfront: Upper East River

Organized by
AIANY Committees: PUD, DfRR, D+I, T+I, COTE
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