Special Events

Friday, Apr 14, 2017

Rising Urbanists: Green Infrastructure for the 22nd Century


Friday, Apr 14, 2017

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065


The City College of New York Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects invites students and professionals from architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, urban design, urban planning, sustainability, real estate, and related fields to attend a day-long symposium and charrette to identify opportunities and strategies to expand the scope of green infrastructure. This is an opportunity for the next generation of urbanist thinkers to catalyze an interdisciplinary and protracted approach to urban design.

Speaker Bios

Keynote / 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Mark A. Focht, Deputy Commissioner / Chief Operating Officer, NYC Parks

Panel 1: How Can We Design Green Infrastructure with Greater Impact? / 10:30 - 12:00 p.m.

  • Rebecca Hill, RAFT
  • David Seiter, Future Green Studio
  • Alex Renner, E-Design
  • Thomas Reeves, FXFOWLE
  • Moderator: Andrew Lavallee, SiteWorks

BYO Brown Bag Lunch / 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Panel 2: How Can Green Infrastructure Engage More People and Places? / 1:00-2:30 p.m.

  • Shaun O'Rourke, Green Infrastructure Director, The Trust for Public Land
  • Jason Smith, Biodiversity Ecologist, NY Dept. of Environmental Protection
  • Lindsey Campbell, USDA Forest Service, NYC Urban Station
  • ThomasRainer, Co-author, Plantingina Post-Wild World
  • Moderator: Andrew Lavallee, Site Works

Gowanus Blue Charette: Designing For Zero CSOs in the Gowanus Canal Watershed

Introduction / 2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Andrea Parker, Executive Director, Gowanus Canal Conservancy

Workshop / 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Break into interdisciplinary groups to address design challenge

Conclusion / 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
Presentation of designs and final remarks

Pre-registration required:
Visit: www.aslany.org/event/rising-urbanists/

Students: $10
Professionals: $25 (3 LA CES credits offered)

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