As part of the Archtober festival at the Center for Architecture space at the South Street Seaport, join Van Alen on Oct. 8, 6pm for Shore Up, a conversation looking at how cities and communities are taking proactive measures in reaction to rising seas. The event will bring together planners, designers, community organizers, and city officials discussing innovative strategies on how to make our neighborhoods more resilient to climate realities.
Considering proposals ranging from dramatic raising of shorelines to inventing new neighborhood identities, we’ll examine the meaning of “resiliency” and breakthroughs and challenges in designing for environmental justice as we mark ten years after Hurricane Katrina and approach the third anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.
Participants: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, author, Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet and director of community affairs, NYC Department of Environmental Protection; Caitlin Blanchfield, editor, Avery Review; Alan Cohn, climate program director, NYC Department of Environmental Protection; James Dart, principal, DARCH; Aurash Khawarzad, policy advocacy coordinator, WE ACT for Environmental Justice; Damaris Reyes, executive director, Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES)
Conversation moderated by Paul Harrison, vice president for strategy and implementation, blue moon fund.
This event is designated for AIA CES (1.5 LU/HSW)