Oct. 26 Conference: The Waterfront – A Brooklyn Model for Preservation and Change

The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center is excited to be co-sponsoring a morning conference at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall on Wednesday, October 26, that will feature a wide array of speakers on the theme of preservation and change along Brooklyn’s shoreline. The BWRC is co-sponsoring the event with the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College and the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems.

The Center’s two research fellows, Sapna Advani, who is director of planning at Chelsea West Architects, and Jonathan R. Peters, who is Professor of Finance at the College of Staten Island of CUNY, will present original papers based on the research that they have been conducting under the Center’s auspices. Advani’s paper will discuss the design opportunities and problems facing the borough’s waterfront in the present and near future, with a particular focus on the Sunset Park neighborhood. Peters’s paper will analyze the economic forces that challenge Brooklyn’s “working waterfront,” with an emphasis on the transportation issues that are crucial to the retention of waterfront industries. Both reports will be distributed in a joint Newman Institute/BWRC publication featuring photographs by City Tech Professor Robin Michals.

Other speakers include Nicholas Brooke, the chairman of Hong Kong’s Habourfront Commission; Richard Hanley, Director of the BWRC; Bonnie Harken, the co-chair of the American Planning Association’s Waterfront Committee; Roland Lewis, the president and CEO of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance; Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz; Jack S. Nyman, director of the Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College; and Seth W. Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

For more information, see the Newman Institute’s page for the event here.

Register for a seat at this free event here.