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12/1/21, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
1.5 LU / 1.5 HSW

More than 70% of the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) citywide portfolio is open space. NYCHA’s recently launched Open Space Masterplan project, a first-ever assessment at this scale, is a groundbreaking planning effort to analyze NYCHA’s diverse open spaces and data on community needs to develop holistic design recommendations to support advocacy and fundraising.

For more than a year, NYCHA’s Design Department, along with consultant landscape architecture and urban design firms Nancy Owens Studio and Grain Collective, evaluated NYCHA’s open spaces to develop a comprehensive reevaluation of their potential to meet the community, urban, and resiliency needs of today.

This event brings together the project team, NYCHA partners, industry experts, and open space stewards for a panel that explores NYCHA’s open space portfolio, the masterplan findings and implementation strategies, and the community impacts of such investments.

The presentation will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

Kate Belski, RLA, Design Director, Grain Collective
Marian Starr, AIA, Urban Design and Project Manager, Nancy Owens Studio

Runit Chhaya, RLA, Founding Principal, Grain Collective
Tamara Greenfield, Deputy Executive Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
J. Steven Lovci, Executive Vice President, Capital Projects Division, New York City Housing Authority
Nancy Owens, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP, Nancy Owens Studio

Delma Palma, AIA, AICP, Deputy Director of Architecture and Urban Planning, New York City Housing Authority

This event is offered in person and virtually; proof of vaccination (for those 12 and over) with photo ID and masking are required in order to attend in person. Read our full Health and Safety Protocol here.

If you register for an online ticket, you will receive an email with a Zoom link to access the program.

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12/1/21, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
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