BuroHappold, CityLab Talk 'Stranded Assets' with HighLine Network, NYCEDC, Erie Canals

By ccsullivan
Aug 23, '19 12:11 PM EST
Richmond Bridge
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BuroHappold and CityLab executive editor David Dudley discuss new ideas to transform cities and urban infrastructure, with experts from The High Line Network, Brooklyn Army Terminal, and BuroHappold’s associate, Alice Shay on the brand-new Reimagine the Canals initiative.

The talk, which takes place at 6pm on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at BuroHappold’s offices in Lower Manhattan, considers how -- as 21st century technologies transform our economies and lifestyles ever more rapidly -- urban infrastructure must evolve to adapt to this shifting ground. 

"We've seen railways, industrial districts, bridges, highways, ports, piers, and man-made waterways become underutilized and disinvested," says Shay. "However, these assets are prime opportunities for innovative reimagining of our cities and urban areas."

Shay's talk, "Revitalizing Stranded Assets: Transformation of Urban Infrastructure for the 21st Century," takes place on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at BuroHappold Engineering, 100 Broadway, 23rd floor in New York City.

BuroHappold brings together the panel of expert practitioners working at the cutting edge of this phenomenon: the transformation of public infrastructure. The viewpoints come from Anna Traverso-Krejcarek, manager of The High Line Network, Julie Stein, senior vice president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, on the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Each speaker represents projects at distinct points in the reimagining process – from success cases to projects undergoing initial visioning. The group will discuss projects catalysts, transformational design approaches and lessons for future adaptive reuse initiatives.

Adds Shay, "Cities are places where people live together for the mutual benefit derived from the economies of scale of large public infrastructure. Just as the Works Progress Administration of the post-Depression era and the Green New Deal of today position infrastructure systems as the catalysts for new jobs and improved quality of life, planning and design practitioners are reimagining assets for the enhancement of communities across the globe. The design and redesign of our infrastructure demonstrates our commitment to live together in cities equitably, sustainably and resiliently."

Contact: Chris Sullivan, 914-462-2096