Maintaining affordable housing sustainable is a struggle for building owners in Chinatown, with high costs and low returns. What can be done to preserve affordable housing AND ensure it is sustainable? Joyce Hwang and Prathap Ramamurthey lead a heat-mapping walk through Chinatown, followed by a conversation with local leaders and Community Land Trust activists. This event is free to attend for current CALL Fellows and $25 for the public.
Explore the vast network of water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure in the Walker Square area with Paige Peters, an environmental engineer and founder of Rapid Radicals Technology, and Colin Matthes, a visual artist whose work addresses environmental crisis.
All the way from Times Square to 14th Street, Broadway will be closed to traffic. Environmental programming offered by City agencies and nonprofit organizations along the route will promote activism and education surrounding climate change, sustainability and other relevant topics.
CALL's contribution will be the first in a series of events this summer and fall to raise awareness about the possibilities presented by daylighting Tibbett's Brook in the Bronx. Bob Braine will be painting depictions of the estuary as it once was, is now and could become on the bodies of participating passers-by. We'll be joined by Steve Duncan- expert in all things under New York City- who will be answering questions and providing insight on Tibbetts Brook, New York City's Combined Sewers and daylighting.
Come join in the fun and help us raise awareness about daylighting- an initiative that will have a huge impact on the future sustainability of New York City. You'll find us at Herald Square!
CALL hosts quarterly forums for members of our Fellows Program. These forums delve deeper into the issues that surround our work.
Our next Fellows Forum, on November 16th, features Peggy Shepard, Elliott Maltby and Louis Bailey discussing design, emergency preparedness, and how urban communities can together face the ecological challenges confronting our cities.
This forum will center around the work City as Living Laboratory is currently developing in West Harlem in partnership with WeAct for Environmental Justice: +SPACE/EPIK (Emergency Preparedness and Information Kiosk) for the NYCHA Manhattanville Houses.
+SPACE/EPIK will serve as a focal point for information and activity surrounding emergency preparedness, environmental awareness and community development through the arts at the Manhattanville Houses.
More information and registration details can be found here.
If you are not a member of the CALL Fellows Program, and would like to join, you can join here.
This walk will proceed along a proposed route for daylighting Tibbetts Brook, the subject of our project 'Finding Tibbetts Brook.'
This walk will delve deeper into the significant impact daylighting the brook will have on the surrounding communities in the Bronx. Plagued by flooding and ecological hazards from sewer overflow and fractured by poor urban planning, proposals to restore the wetlands, unearth the brook and create a greenway reconnecting the community will transform this area into a safer and more sustainable place to live.
Meeting at the bottom edge of Van Cortlandt park, Charles McKinney, Eric Sanderson and SLO Architecture Principals Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi will guide us along the route of the abandoned CSX railway heading towards the Harlem River, which is the ideal path for the daylighted Tibbetts Brook to flow as it restores balance to the ecology of the Bronx.