Urban Resilience at Guggenheim Lab - screening of End of Suburbia, 10/05

Building Urban Resilience
at BMW Guggenheim Lab

with James Kunstler & Greg Greene
10/05 & 10/06

Building Urban Resilience at BMW Guggenheim Lab
Wed., October 5, 2011, 6 – 8 PM
Houston Street at 2nd Avenue, NY, NY
Screening of End of Suburbia followed by discussion with director Greg Greene and introduction to his new project, ResilientCITY

Meet End of Suburbia director Greg Greene, and see the 52 minute version of the classic documentary about peak oil and urban sprawl. After the screening, Greg will introduce his new project, ResilientCITY. Urban planners are increasingly promoting large scale, city-wide resilience. A growing number of community activists, many of whom are informed by the Transition Network, are building local resilience. Both groups use resilience as their guide to the future, but have very different visions of the Resilient City. Greene will open a discussion about how to integrate the two visions to create real resilience in New York.


Building Urban Resilience at BMW Guggenheim Lab
Thursday, Oct 6
Houston Street at 2nd Avenue, NY, NY

Visions of a Resilient New York City in 2030, 1 – 4 PM

Renaissance or Long Emergency? A Debate on the City’s Future:
James Howard Kunstler and James Russell, 6 – 8 PM


Visions of a Resilient New York City in 2030
Thursday, Oct 6, 1 – 2:15 PM
ResilientCITY Project director Greg Greene will present an overview of resilience, and introduce afternoon presenters. Michael Haggerty and Raj Kottamusa, winners of the 2010 Resilient City Design Competition, will present From the Ground Up [http://www.resilientcity.org/site/ywd_craigapplegath/assets/pdf/Winner_G_Prize_Med_Rez.pdf ].
Dan Miner of Beyond Oil NYC [www.beyondoilnyc.org] and Anne Pope of Sustainable Flatbush [http://sustainableflatbush.org]will share their experiences promoting local sustainability initiatives, and how the Transition organizing model can be applied in NYC. [www.transitionus.org]

Resilient East Village Workshop
Thursday, Oct 6, 2:30 – 4 PM
How can the East Village – or any NYC neighborhood - become more resilient to the increasing shocks of energy, weather, economic instability, and gentrification? Greg Greene and Crowdbrite inventor Darin Dinsmore will moderate an interactive workshop utilizing www.Crowdbrite.com to crowdsource ideas and action plans for the East Village and Lower East Side.

How will we meet the challenges of energy descent and peak oil, increasingly extreme weather and disaster preparedness? Under these changing circumstances, how will we provide equal access to services, housing and public health, while creating local green jobs?

Renaissance or Long Emergency? A Debate on the City’s Future
with James Howard Kunstler and James Russell
Thurs. October 6, 6 – 8 PM
Houston Street at 2nd Avenue, NY, NY

Climate change, peak oil, and resource scarcity pose a real threat to urban life. Can big cities meet these challenges through technology and good planning, or are they doomed? A debate between suburban critic James Howard Kunstler (Geography of Nowhere, The Long Emergency) and James Russell, author of the just-released The Agile City: Building Well Being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change. Moderated by Bloomberg Businessweek senior editor Diane Brady.


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