Bill Ryall & Barry Bergdoll
CALL//City as Living Laboratory
Invite you to a dinner and conversation with
Urban Designer, Justin Garrett Moore
Environmental Scientist, William Solecki
Discuss how a range of approaches from large-scale urban systems, policies, and projects to grassroots and community-focused planning, design, and arts initiatives are essential to envision and implement resilient and sustainable cities.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 6PM
Exact address provided with ticket purchase.
Tickets $350 per person
Justin Garrett Moore is an urban designer and the Executive Director of the New York City Public Design Commission. He co-founded Urban Patch, an Indianapolis-based, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to employing holistic models of social, environmental, cultural, and economic community development to create resilient neighborhoods.
At the Public Design Commission in NYC his work focuses on prioritizing the quality and excellence of the public realm, and fostering accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the City’s public buildings, spaces, and art. Justin is a former Senior Urban Designer for the NYC Department of City Planning where, for over a decade, he was responsible for conducting complex urban design plans and studies of the physical design and utilization of sites including infrastructure, public spaces, land use patterns and neighborhood character. His projects included the Greenpoint and Williamsburg Waterfront, Hunter’s Point South, the Coney Island Plan and the Brooklyn Cultural District. He is now an Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University.
His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Urban Design Forum, and Next City’s Vanguard. He also serves as a board member for ioby.org, Mary Miss—City as Living Laboratory, and Made in Brownsville.
William Solecki’s research focuses on urban environmental change, resilience, and adaptation transitions. He currently is a Professor within the Department of Geography at Hunter College-City University of New York. From 2006-2014, he served as the Director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities at Hunter College. He also served as interim Director of the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay. He has co-lead several climate impacts studies in the greater New York and New Jersey region, including the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC). He recently was a lead author of the IPCC, Working Group II, Urban Areas chapter (chapter 8) and a coordinating lead author of the US National Climate Assessment, Urbanization, Infrastructure, and Vulnerability chapter (chapter 11). He is a co-founder of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN), co-editor of Current Opinion on Environmental Sustainability, and founding editor of the Journal of Extreme Events. He holds degrees in Geography from Columbia University (BA) and Rutgers University (MA, PhD).