Expanding Green Roofs in NYC: A Dialogue with the City of Copenhagen
Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Green roofs promote a number of New York City’s environmental policy goals. They can cut a building’s electricity demand, filter harmful urban air pollutants including asthma-inducing particulate matter, provide disadvantaged communities with access to green space, and significantly reduce storm water runoff. Yet, despite their great potential, to date, green roofs are still few and far between in New York. As City policymakers and private actors contemplate the path forward on green roofs, they could benefit from dialogue with individuals from the City of Copenhagen, which was the first Scandinavian city to adopt a mandatory green roof policy. This upcoming event will provide a forum for just such a dialogue. Key questions to be examined include the decision-making process that led Copenhagen to adopt a green roof mandate, the challenges that have been encountered since then, and the extent of the potential for green roof development in New York City. We’ll also examine early experiences with green roofs in New York City and policy reforms that could effectively encourage their proliferation.
Thursday, April 20th, 6:30 – 8:00pm
40 Washington Square South
Vanderbilt Hall, Faculty Library - 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10012
1 CLE credit offered in the areas of Professional Practice category. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional.
- Rebecca Bratspies, (Moderator) Professor of Law at CUNY School of Law; Director, Center for Urban Environmental Reform
- Jacob Larsen, Director, Climate Change, Water management, Urban drainage, Infrastructure, Orbicon
- Lykke Leonardsen, Head of Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions, City of Copenhagen
- Max Lerner, Sustainability Project Development Coordinator, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
- Alan Steel, CEO, Javits Center
Opening presentation by:
- Mette Skjold, Partner and CEO, SLA
This is event is being hosted in collaboration with the Danish Cleantech Hub.
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Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law
The Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law, a research institute at the New York University School of Law, works to advance policy-relevant inquiry and writing to develop and implement innovative market and regulatory solutions for environmental, climate and energy issues at the city, state, national, and global level.