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BWRC announces annual conference on sea-level rise, sustainability, and storms

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    Sean Scanlan

    Dear Academic Commons members,

    Apologies for cross-posting.

    This message is geared to DHers and anybody interested in the environment and climate change, especially as water events affect coastal New York.

    I’m reaching out to you with exciting updates on Brooklyn Waters, the Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center\’s Annual Spring Conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Friday April 20, 2018.

    Brooklyn Waters will explore the impact of sea level rise and storm surge, with an emphasis on resiliency measures along Brooklyn’s waterfront.

    Our goal for this year’s conference is to generate critical, action-oriented discussion about Brooklyn’s transforming waterfront; the day\’s panels will span the gamut from urban policy, engineering, community activism, to land use. Various waterfront community leaders will share their grassroots planning efforts. City officials will speak about both the near and long-term promises of resiliency planning. Architects will debate the role and limits of design in creating resilient neighborhoods. Environmental experts will discuss efforts to protect Brooklyn’s natural and constructed shorelines, including Jamaica Bay and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

    Panels will feature leaders from the following organizations and agencies:

    Brooklyn Historical Society
    Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
    NYC Department of City Planning
    Red Hook Initiative
    Mayor\’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency
    Center for New York City Neighborhoods
    ODA Architecture
    Waterfront Alliance

    We would be thrilled to have you join is for the day’s discussion! Feel free to register and learn more about the day’s agenda here. If you are unable to attend, but would like to share the event with your networks, feel free to share this link: https://bit.ly/2Gl0CKD.

    Again, thank you for your continued support of the BWRC.

    All best,
    Richard E. Hanley, Director, BWRC

    Sean Scanlan, PhD

    Associate Professor of English

    New York City College of Technology-CUNY

    300 Jay St.

    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Founder and Editor, NANO: New American Notes Online


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