…is our regular lecture and discussion series designed for Living Lab Fellows and other members of CityTech. Our next talk is:

Manufacturing and coastal resiliency: Lessons from Rotterdam
Inna Guzenfeld, Architectural Technology and Associate Fellow of the Living Lab

Where: Voorhees 315, 186 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY
When: Thursday, May 8th, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Hangout session to follow at reBar, 147 Front St, Dumbo

In 2010, PANYNJ and the Kingdom of the Netherlands convened the Brooklyn-Rotterdam Waterfront Exchange to foster collaboration on issues of climate change and economic development. Earlier this year, a group of urban planning students traveled to Rotterdam to continue the conversation, under the banner of RAMPRotterdamX. RAMP (Recovery, Adaptation, Mitigation and Planning) is an academic initiative created after Superstorm Sandy to assist undeserved communities in planning for future disasters.  This presentation will highlight key takeaways from the second Brooklyn/Rotterdam exchange with a focus on manufacturing and coastal resiliency.

Inna Guzenfeld is a planner and urban historian who strives to preserve and revitalize Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront. Her work has taken her from Greenpoint to Coney Island, and most notably, to the communities of Southwest Brooklyn. She is passionate about New York City’s maritime, manufacturing, and environmental past and regularly lectures on these topics throughout New York City. She teaches in the Architectural Technology department at CityTech and is a Associate Fellow of the Living Lab. She received an MS in Historic Preservation from Pratt Institute in 2011.


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