Good Trouble: A Speaker Series

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Good Trouble: A Speaker Series

Architects, academics and change makers consider solutions to some of the most pressing problems in the built environment.

By AIA Brooklyn

When and where

Date and time

January 18 · 6pm - May 17 · 8pm EST


City Tech - New Academic Building 285 Jay Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

About this event

“Good Trouble: Creativity + Collaboration” features architects, academics and change makers - and considers solutions to some of the most pressing problems in the built environment. The AIA framework for design excellence serves as an anchor and a springboard to explore sustainability, inclusivity and resilience in our borough, our city, and beyond. 1.5 AIA LU|HSW|AXP

AIA Brooklyn members, City Tech students & faculty and New York City residents welcome.

This program is IN PERSON ONLY. Refreshments will be served in the Tillary Lobby at 530 PM and the program starts promptly at 6 PM. This series is generously sponsored and supported by KPF and Henning Larsen.



April 19, 2023: Design for Integration

  • David Gissen, Author “The Architecture of Disability”
  • Peter Slatin, Journalist and President, Slatin Group LLC
  • Eman Rimawi-Doster, Organizer and Lawyer, NY Lawyers for Public Interest

May 17, 2023: Design for Ecosystems



January 18, 2023: Design for Energy: How can designers approach daylight through both a quantitative and qualitative lens, as well as through social, economic and justice frames?

February 15, 2023: Design for Change: How does change affect communities in the built environment?

  • Suleiman Osman, Author of "Inventing Brownstone Brooklyn"
  • Sharon E. Sutton, FAIA, Distinguished visiting professor at Parsons School of Design
  • Humberto Martinez, Project Manager, Cypress Hills Development Corporation

March, 15, 2023: Design for Water: What are the challenges of the waterfront and how have designers tackled these issues with innovation?

  • Richard E. Hanley is the founding director of the Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center at New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York (CUNY).
  • Nathan Kensinger is a photographer, filmmaker, artist and journalist and is currently a freelance environmental journalist at Gothamist/WNYC.
  • Cortney Koenig Worrall is president and CEO of the Waterfront Alliance with expertise in climate resilience policy, campaign planning, community outreach, and public participation processes.

NOTE: Every visitor to the City Tech campus, whether accessing indoor or outdoor spaces, must provide to Public Safety officers stationed at building entrances photo ID and either digital or hard copy proof of (A) Full Vaccination or (B) a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed by an accredited lab no more than 7 days prior to the visit.

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AIA Brooklyn