As 21st-century technologies transform our economies and lifestyles ever more rapidly, urban infrastructure must evolve to adapt to this shifting ground. We’ve seen railways, industrial districts, bridges, highways, ports, piers, and man-made waterways become underutilized and disinvested. However, these assets are prime opportunities for an innovative reimagining of our cities and urban areas.
On Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00 pm, BuroHappold brings together a panel of expert practitioners working at the cutting edge of this phenomenon: the transformation of public infrastructure. Each speaker represents projects at distinct points in the reimagining process – from success cases to projects undergoing initial visioning. The group will discuss projects catalysts, transformational design approaches and lessons for future adaptive reuse initiatives.
More detail from BuroHappold:
“Cities are places where people live together for the mutual benefit derived from the economies of scale of large public infrastructure. Just as the Works Progress Administration of the post-Depression era and the Green New Deal of today position infrastructure systems as the catalysts for new jobs and improved quality of life, planning and design practitioners are reimagining assets for the enhancement of communities across the globe. The design and redesign of our infrastructure demonstrate our commitment to live together in cities equitably, sustainably and resiliently.”
David Dudley, Executive Editor, The Atlantic’s CityLab
Anna Traverso-Krejcarek, Manager, The High Line Network
Alice Shay, Associate, BuroHappold, Reimagine the Canals
Julie Stein, Senior Vice President, NYC Economic Development Corporation, Brooklyn Army Terminal
and others to be announced.