Currents in Green Infrastructure: Designs for a Sustainable New York City

The NEW YORK CHAPTER AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS and
THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK present

Currents in Green Infrastructure: Designs for a Sustainable New York City 

April 4–30, 2013

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This April, in celebration of Landscape Architecture month, the NY Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLANY) and The Hort present Currents in Green Infrastructure. This exhibition explores a topic currently at the forefront of the profession and showcases some of the most innovative design solutions.

Green Infrastructure has been growing throughout New York City, in parks, roadways and private property.  Its impetus has come from many places, including city initiatives, responsiveness to climate change and site performance.  This exhibition explores installations that are enhanced by their green infrastructure components, and in turn enhance the neighborhoods surrounding them.  Projects on display include Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bushwick Inlet Park, and Queens Plaza, among others.

From city-led implementation for combined sewer management, to larger conversations about how our landscapes can protect cities from catastrophic events, today we expect our landscapes to be more productive and resilient, while still providing the everyday amenities of beauty and habitat. This is a complicated and site-specific type of work that deserves analysis as well as celebration.

Throughout April, The Hort and the ASLANY will host presentations, panel discussions, and social events to further the discussion of green infrastructure, advance the understanding of this broad topic, and elevate the role that landscape architects play to make New York City more sustainable.

Further talks:

April 8
Practical Steps in Designing and Constructing Green Infrastructure Projects

April 13
39th World Wide Sketchcrawl with Richard Alomar

April 16
Planting Green Infrastructure: Two Recent Projects at the New York Botanical Garden

April 29
Building Green Infrastructure: A Panel Discussion on Materials in the Landscape

Further details: http://nyasla.org/content/landscape-architecture-month-2013

 

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