Lectures


Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are free and open to the public, and are held at
The Arsenal, Central Park, Fifth Avenue at 64th Street, 3rd floor gallery.

This series has been made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch and Patagonia

 

BUILDING RESILIENCY POST-SANDY: LIVING BREAKWATERS

By Gena Wirth
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6pm

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SCAPE Landscape Architecture PLLC
Since June 2013, SCAPE PLLC, a leading-edge landscape architecture and urban design studio based in New York City, has been working with stakeholders throughout the Sandy-affected region to develop innovative rebuilding solutions. SCAPE landscape architect Gina Wirth will tell us about the Living Breakwaters project, which reduces risk, creates habitat for finfish, shellfish, and lobsters, and connects educators to the shoreline, inspiring a new generation of harbor stewards and a more resilient region over time.

THE SECRET WORLD OF NEW YORK CITY GREEN ROOFS

By Dustin Partridge and Kaitlyn Parkins
Tuesday, October 28, 6pm

Who would have thought that the perfect place for birds, bats, and bugs would be on the roof? And what makes a roof become good habitat? Fordham University PhD candidate Dustin Partridge and NYC Audubon’s Kaitlyn Parkins have been studying the diverse wildlife of these unexpected urban oases. Learn how different types of green roofs provide more or less habitat for native wildlife in the City, and find out where these hidden habitats are.

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