The Bulletin

The Future of Staten Island after Sandy

January 10, 2013 12:22 pm

The future of Staten Island’s waterfront stands at the center of public attention in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

On Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6:30pm, you are invited to join the Museum of the City of New York for a special panel discussion featuring:
-William J. Fritz, College of Staten Island/CUNY Interim President, who has been working with colleagues on recommendations to protect the Island from future storms;

-Steve Grillo, an urban planner at the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation;

-Tom Jost, an urban strategist focused on sustainable design, including the Fresh Kills Park project;

-Ronald Shiffman, Professor of Planning and the Environment at the Pratt Institute Graduate Center.
Join this team of leading experts as they examine these crucial post-Sandy questions, and many more:
-What has been the impact of past land-use decisions on the Island, such as paving over wetlands and failing to invest in storm-securing infrastructure?

-How important is it that low-lying areas be redeveloped, and should they be redeveloped at all?
“The Future of Staten Island after Sandy” distinguished panel presentation and discussion will be moderated by Mary Rowe, Vice President, Managing Director for the Municipal Art Society of New York on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6:30pm at the Museum of the City of York, 1120 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street) New York City, 10029.

It is presented in conjunction with the MCNY exhibition From Farm to City: Staten Island, 1661-2012 and is co-sponsored by the Pratt Graduate Center for Planning, the Municipal Art Society of New York, the College of Staten Island, and the Staten Island Museum.

Reservations are required: $6 Museum members, $8 seniors and students, and $12 general public.

For more information or to register by phone, please call 917.492.3395 or register online.

CSI students, faculty, and staff should enter the code CSI115 (case-specific) to receive Museum member pricing.

- Ken Bach

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