Video: Extending Manhattan for Flood Protection?

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Mayor Bill deBlasio proposes extending the waterfront from the Seaport to Battery Park up to 500 feet into the East River at a cost of up to $10 billion: if done right, this proposal can integrate benefits such as open space, affordable housing, and job creation into a plan for flood protection. If done wrong, however, the ramifications of our choices will last hundreds of years.

Join us in a public discussion of what should be considered as a co-benefit of flood protection.

Moderator: Christopher Robbins, Editor, Gothamist

Jainey Bavishi, Director of NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resilience and Elijah Hutchinson, Vice President for Resilience at NYCEDC will present the Mayor's proposal. 

Speakers*

Alice Blank, Community Board 1 Environmental Protection Committee

Josh Nachowitz, The Downtown Alliance

Angela Pinsky, Association for a Better New York (ABNY)

Trever Holland TUFF-LES

This event is co-sponsored by Rebuild by Design, The Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU, the Regional Plan Association and the Van Alen Institute.

 

Image Credit: City of New York