Water: Planning for Today and Tomorrow
On February 16, 2017, join the German Center for Research and Innovation for the “Water: Planning for Today and Tomorrow” panel discussion. Experts from the areas of resiliance, urban planning, and climate change will share their perspectives on why managing water resources has become more important than ever. The German Center for Research and Innovation and the University Alliance Ruhr will host the panel discussion in New York.
This panel will present two urban planning solutions – the Emscher landscape conversion project and Living Breakwaters in Staten Island, NY – that have been implemented both in the US and in the Ruhr area in Germany. Experts will introduce different approaches to ecological design and discuss the role of water at the interface of urban and rural territories.
The panel will be followed by the opening of the “Transforming Regions – The Emscher Conversion” exhibit.
Dr. Uli Paetzel is the President and Chief Executive Officer at the Emschergenossenschaft
Pippa Brashear is the Director of Planning and Resilience at SCAPE/Landscape Architecture PLLC
Prof. Catherine Seavitt Nordenson (Moderator) is an Associate Professor at the Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York
Located in the German House, 871 United Nations Plaza (First Ave. at 49th Street), New York, NYBuy tickets/get more info now