Humane Metropolis Regional Workshops

Turning the Tide: New York's Waterfront in Transition
A series of free public colloquia on New York City's Waterfront and Harbor

Wendesdays, 2/24, 3/17, 4/7 & 4/28
Hunter College, New York

New York's future waterfront in 1609 was an arcadian shore of forests, wetlands, beaches, and sand bars, as depicted in Eric Sanderson's book Mannahatta. That landscape is lost forever. By the mid- 20th Century, in Ann Buttenwieser's phrase, the city was "walled off" from its shoreline by wharves, railroads, highways, power plants, and waste facilities. As maritime activity moved elsewhere, visions of a post-industrial, neo-natural, and people-centered waterfront have abounded. Today, with the guidance of PlaNYC and the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, the transformation of New York's waterfront is in full swing. This colloquium series will celebrate progress to date and highlight what remains to be done.

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The Humane Metropolis Symposium
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Boston College
November, 2000

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