The Future of Zone A


The Future of Zone A: New York Neighborhoods on the Frontline of Climate Change
A discussion with Tom Angotti, Susannah Drake, Alexander J. Felson, and Claire Weisz, moderated by Cassim Shepard

PLEASE NOTE: To accommodate high demand, this program has been moved to The Great Hall of The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street.  As such, reservations have been reopened.  Please email to reserve a place.

Organized by Two Bridges Neighborhood Council in collaboration with the Architectural League and The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design.

Is it possible, or practical, to deploy ecologically sound design and policy to mitigate adverse climate impacts on waterfront communities? Can “market-based” solutions drive the planning of the city in ways that are ecologically and socially responsible without displacing communities? This public discussion with experts in urban ecology, design, and community planning will present examples of current projects that explore the social, planning, and design challenges for high-risk, and often low-income, coastal areas across the five boroughs, including the Two Bridges neighborhood in Manhattan.

Tom Angotti is Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning and Director of the Center for Community Planning and Development at Hunter College.

Susannah C. Drake is the founding principal of DLANDSTUDIO, Professor at Cooper Union & member of the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design.

Alexander J. Felson is an Assistant Professor at both the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Architecture. He is also the Director of Urban Ecology and Design Laboratory.

Claire Weisz is a founding principal of WXY architecture + urban design.

Time & Place
Thursday, January 10, 2013
7:00 p.m.
The Great Hall of The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
Free and open to all, email to reserve a place.