Please join us for this one day conference in the Bronx!
Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
DESIGN AS A CATALYST FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: LEARNING FROM THE BRONX
2014 ushers in New York City’s first new Administration in twelve years – and with it comes the promise of change and new priorities. The 2014 Conference will investigate the importance of design as a key factor in the social and economic development of the city.
The Bronx has emerged as an exciting testing ground for this new growth and change. The morning session will be held at the New York Botanical Garden, and afternoon tours will offer an inside look at five innovative Bronx projects using the built environment to promote greater social justice.
Save money on fees. Rather than pay by credit card, Click on "Select Other Payment Options" and Pay by Check and then mail in a check for the ticket price directly to:
Kathy Shea, ASLA-NY, 148 W. 37th St, 13th floor, New York, NY 10018
Directions: Please visit the NYBG website for directions to Ross Hall. It is recommended that you enter through the Mosholu Gate.
Parking: Attendees will be able to enter and park free of charge. Please enter through the Mosholu Gate, which is nearest the Ross Hall. The Security guard at the Mosholu Gate will direct you to park near to Ross Hall.
Please tell Kathy Shea if you plan to drive in order that we may arrange for transportation back to your car from the bus tour.
MORNING AGENDA 8:30AM–12:30PM
New York Botanical Garden
BREAKFAST: 8:30AM - 9:00AM
Gregory Long, NYBG President
Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Borough President
Introduced by Nette Compton, ASLA NY President
Adrian Benepe, The Trust for Public Land
Introduced by Rachel Crawford, desigNYC
SESSION 3: Panel Discussion
Introduction and Panel Moderation by:
James Rausse, APA NY President
With: Nancy Owens, Nancy Owens Studio Landscape Architecture
John Reilly, Fordham Bedford Housing Corp.
William Stein, Dattner Architects
Lance Jay Brown, AIA NY President
LUNCH: 12:30pm – 1:15pm
AFTERNOON TOUR AGENDA
Various Locations (Transportation Provided):
Starlight Park & Concrete Plant Park
Linda Cox, Bronx River Alliance
Jim Lau, State Dept. of Transportation
James Mituzas, NYC Parks
Les Bluestone, Blue Sea Development Company
Adam Weinstein, Phipps Houses
Lee Weintraub, Landscape Architect
Aaron Koffman, The Hudson Companies
Harlem River Waterfront
Roland Lewis, MWA
Carol Samol, Bronx Borough Office of the Department of City Planning
856 River Ave, Bronx
Please visit your member organization for additional information and continuing education credits.