The BWRC is proud to announce our first Breakfast Talk of the semester with Tarry Hum on Friday, October 24, 2014 at CityTech:
Power Plants, Sex Shops, Industrial Zones, and Open Space:
The Politics of a Sustainable Working Waterfront
Sunset Park’s waterfront remains one of the city’s largest industrial clusters. Scarred by the Gowanus Expressway and various noxious uses, the waterfront is now undergoing a renaissance centered on creative industries and artisanal manufacturing. This talk will discuss how Sunset Park’s waterfront revitalization is a testing ground for Mayor de Blasio’s vision of an inclusive urbanism.
Tarry Hum is a Professor of Urban Studies at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is an urban planner with a Master’s Degree in City Planning from MIT and a PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs. She’s the recent author of Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood: Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. The title is Chapter 6 of this book.
Support provided by Title V: A Living Laboratory
Also, save the date for November 14th, the second Breakfast Talk of the semester on: “Walking New York City’s Waterfront Neighborhoods: Are Brooklyn’s Really Different?” with William Helmreich