A conversation on nature and the city

The Five Thousand Pound Life: Land, nature, and the city (part 3)

September 26, 2014

In the final part of the Nature and the City session, Rosalie Genevro, Executive Director of The Architectural League, joins Sanderson and Steinberg in conversation to discuss the role of politics and economics in the transformation of the natural environment, debating how to take ecological decisions out of the hands of class interests and into the public realm.

The Five Thousand Pound Life: Land was a symposium on rethinking land and its value in light of climate change organized by The Architectural League and co-sponsored by The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design in September 2014.

The Nature and the City panel brought together two experts in ecological history to present New York City’s natural history and development and debate how we value — or don’t value — nature today.