Co-organized by the National Academy and CIVITAS, Art, Design and the Urban Environment is a discussion series that explores how artists and architects—as well as activists, grassroots organizers, scientists, urban planners, and city agencies—can work together to improve urban environments in meaningful ways.
Themed topics, related to local issues facing the Upper East Side and East Harlem communities, serve as a catalyst for an interdisciplinary conversation that addresses concerns facing the New York community at large.
Freshkills Park: A Model for New York Recycling & Environmental Justice
Wednesday, January 7 2015 / 6:30 PM, reception at 8 PM
Panelists: Tatiana Choulika, principal, James Corner Field Operations and project manager of the firm’s Freshkill Park Project; Ted Nabavi, chemist and engineer and Director of Landfill Engineering for the Department of Sanitation; Jill Fehrenbacher, founder and editor-in-chief of Inhabitat. Moderated by Eloise Hirsh, Freshkills Park Administrator and President of the Freshkills Park Alliance.