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Waterproofing New York: Experts Will Discuss the Impact of Past and Future Storms on NYC’s Infrastructure

Posted By Diane Pham On January 31, 2013 @ 10:13 am In Architecture,Events,Infrastructure,Water,Weather | No Comments

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Since Hurricane Sandy [3] hit, there has been much talk about how New York can better prepare for the catastrophic climate events of the future. From the construction of Rotterdam-style floodgates [4] to introducing marshlands and more green roofs [5] across Manhattan, designers and thinkers have been throwing an array of ideas into the ring. Now The Landscape Architecture Program of the City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture is hosting Waterproofing New York [6], a conference of municipal leaders, scientists, engineers, and designers that aims to explore the impact of past and future storms on New York City’s infrastructural systems.


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Panel discussions will cover infrastructural issues related to water/waste, power/data, circulation/fuel, parks/recreation, and shelter, and will survey the feasibility of proposed solutions to build an adaptive, waterproof New York with a reduced carbon footprint. The objective of the event is to clarify sector-specific issues as well as provide a platform for imagining the potential of cross-sector infrastructural relationships.

Waterproofing New York [7] will be held Feburary 9, 2013 at CUNY City College (141 Convent Avenue, New York).

This event is being made possible with support from the Municipal Art Society, American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter, and the Institute for Urban Design.

+ Waterproofing New York [7]

+ CCNY SSA Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture [8]


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[4] the construction of Rotterdam-style floodgates: http://inhabitat.com/former-director-of-nyc-dept-of-city-planning-says-giant-rotterdam-style-floodgates-could-protect-nyc-from-the-next-superstorm/

[5] introducing marshlands and more green roofs: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/architects-propose-soft-infrastructure-to-protect-nyc-from-the-next-big-storm/

[6] Waterproofing New York: https://www.facebook.com/events/258478267613196/

[7] Waterproofing New York: https://www.facebook.com/events/258478267613196/?ref=22

[8] + CCNY SSA Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture: http://ssa1.ccny.cuny.edu/programs/m-landscape.html

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