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Can Development and Conservation Co-Exist in NYC and How?

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CUNY School of Law

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Long Island City , NY 11101

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Development in NYC is inevitable: how can it be used to foster conservation efforts and advance nature rather than replace or fracture it?

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New York City is world renowned for its skyscrapers and human density, yet all this development led to significant ecological losses in a city that was once so biologically diverse: NYC’s rich nature and waterways provided abundant food and shelter for NYC to take hold and thrive.

More people than ever are now living in cities and remain vulnerable to the stressors of both climate change and population rise. Development in NYC is inevitable: how can it be used to foster conservation efforts & advance nature rather than replace it or fracture it?

Join our exciting line up of community representatives and subject matter experts for a lively discussion on this most pressing and complex topic.

Moderated by NYC Council Member Justin Brannan, with panelists:

  • Annel Hernandez, Associate Director at the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance
  • Daniel Atha, Director of Conservation Outreach at New York Botanical Garden
  • Brendan Pillar, Deputy Director of Waterfront and Open Space at the NYC Department of City Planning
  • Bill Browning, Environmental Strategist and Founding Partner at Terrapin Bright Green

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