Last year Hurricane Sandy caused as much as $68 billion dollars in damage. Many of the areas hit are still recovering. During Sandy millions lost power. Many lost their homes. The outcome was devastating.
A year later the Greater New York area still has plenty to consider. How can we prepared? How is climate changing making hurricanes more dangerous? How can we collaborate within our communities?
On Friday November 8th we will gather at Hack Manhattan and host a roundtable discussion about climate change, coastal flooding, placemaking, and share Post-Sandy rebuilding ideas. The discussion welcomes several guest speakers including:
Marcy Benstock, director of the Clean Air Campaign
Dan Horn, co-chair of Operation Resilient Long Island and architect with Perez APC
Sophie Cooke and Jeff Kasper, exhibiting artists in Art in Odd Places
Guests are encouraged to participate during this casual discussion.
After a short discussion we will take a walk to the Hudson river and discuss the geographic changes that have occurred along West 14th Street. Please join us at 6 pm on November 8th! We look forward to your input!
This event is free. Drinks are complimentary.
Many thanks to our location sponsor Hack Manhattan. Hack Manhattan is a community hackerspace in New York City where people come together to work on projects and share knowledge. We are centrally located near many subway lines in the Union Square neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. Our space has tools and materials for working on electronics, wood, metal, textiles and 3D printing.
GreenspaceNYC develops, hosts, and curates participatory events, classes, and workshops about sustainability that run the gamut from art-making & sustainable architecture to food studies & urban agriculture. We offer these varied educational events in the hopes of building a network of committed participants interested in sharing information on sustainable practices to the broader public at free or little cost. GreenspaceNYC is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas, giving it its status as a 501(c)(3) and receives material sponsorship from Material for the Arts (NYC Office of Cultural Affairs).
To learn more about this event or to get involved email us at [masked].We are hoping to film part of the discussion. If you are interested in being interviewed please let us know. If you wish to stay off-camera, we will be respectful of preferences.