Designing for Coastal Resiliency in Lower Manhattan: Why, What, How?

Jun 12
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Pl. New York, NY 10012 United States
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Several projects responding to sea level rise and future storms are being designed and constructed in and around New York, and especially in lower Manhattan. These projects are large, complex and traverse diverse and well-established neighborhoods with vibrant public spaces. This panel discussion will help explain the science behind the designs, the challenges of coordination across various agencies, as well as the importance of the stakeholder engagement process.


Gonzalo Cruz, ASLA, VP & Urbanism + Planning Lead, Design Principal, Metro New York, AECOM

Gwen Dawson, Vice President of Real Property, Battery Park City Authority

Alexis Taylor, VP of Climate Resilience, NYC Economic Development Corporation

Joel Towers, Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design, Parsons School of Design


Varun Kohli, FAIA, LEED AP, Former Assistant Vice President, Battery Park City Authority