Festival of Ideas: NYC The Future Metropolis, Vol III- Water in New York

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START: 5:00 PM May 8, 2011
END: 7:00 PM May 8, 2011

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New York City The Future Metropolis is a series of events, presented by Solar One, focused on creative thinkers who are using their expertise to make New York City a more sustainable place to live, work, and do business. Each event is an exciting, fast-paced showcase of pioneering ideas and cutting-edge research, presented in a way that both inspires innovation in green industry professionals and remains accessible to the general public.

The theme of this installment in the series is “Water in New York.” This symposium covers the water bodies surrounding the city, the ways that water gets used in the city, and the cultural significance of water to New York. Speakers will discuss a wide range of topics that relate to water, such as harbor ecology, rain/grey water harvesting, green infrastructure, the impact of hydrofracking on NYC’s water supply, creating an innovative waterfront, designing landscapes and buildings with water in mind, learning from and on the water, and art created with or in response to NYC’s water.

This event is part of the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for The New City.

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