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Fri 09.14.2012

Under the BQE: Addressing Infrastructure Challenges through Participatory Community Design

When: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Where: At The Center   

Presenters:
Elisa Holland, Architecture for Humanity - Under the BQE, Project Co-Coordinator
Shan Jayakumar, Architecture for Humanity - Under the BQE, Project Co-Coordinator

Moderator:
Ernie Hutton, Co-chair, Planning and Urban Design Committee

Panelists:
Daniel Scorse
, Planning and Streetscape Program Manager, Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project (MARP)
Hans Hesselein, Director of Special Projects, Gowanus Canal Conservancy
Peter Krashes, President of the Dean Street Block Association and Board Member of the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE), proposed by the Regional Plan Association in the 1930s, and completed by Robert Moses in 1964, offers a mixed legacy to the neighborhoods it bisects. Through a participatory process, “Under the BQE,” a project of Architecture for Humanity New York, working with neighborhood partner Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project, seeks to address neglected pedestrian and traffic safety conditions below the elevated BQE along a 17-block corridor of Park Avenue in Brooklyn. Project coordinators Elisa Holland and Shan Jayakumar will share the results of the team’s efforts in a discussion about neighborhood outreach, community-oriented design, street planning, and pro bono design services. They will be joined by a panel of community organizations with experience in grassroots environmental and infrastructure advocacy.

Cost:
Free for Members
$10 For Non-Members

Organized by the AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee 
Co-Sponsored by the AIANY Planning and Urban Design Commitee

  


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