Nature and the Design of the Grid


© Yanan Arthus-Bertrand, CORBIS. Composite image by Markley Boyer.

Nature and the Design of the Grid
Eric Sanderson, Kate Orff, and Carl Weisbrod
Moderated by Bill Browning
Thursday, April 19, 2012
6:30 p.m.
The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

Co-sponsored by the Museum of the City of New York and the Architectural League.  Presented in conjunction with The Greatest Grid, The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011 and The Unfinished Grid: Design Speculations for Manhattan.

Two key factors set the stage for the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811: the explosive growth of the city and the conviction that New York was destined for greatness. While the grid has performed admirably within the context of human expansion and movement, it has also posed challenges when it comes to the city’s natural environment. Join Bill Browning, founder of Terrapin Bright Green, as he moderates a panel with Eric Sanderson, Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society and author of Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City; Kate Orff, Partner at SCAPE / Landscape Architects; and Carl Weisbrod, Clinical Professor and Academic Chair of Global Development at NYU, examining the environmental implications of the grid, as well as its possibilities for the future.

Reservations required through the Museum of the City of New York. Members and friends of the Architectural League can receive half price tickets by entering the code Arch419 upon check-out. Register by clicking here.

For more information call 917-492-3395.