Mayor de Blasio’s Flood Protection: What Is It and How Will It Affect Our Communities
Rebuild by Design and NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invite you to join for a discussion about New York City’s flood protection plan. Mayor Bill de Blasio proposes extending the waterfront from the Seaport to Battery Park up to 500 feet into the East River at a cost of up to $10 billion: if done right, this proposal can integrate benefits such as open space, affordable housing, and job creation into a plan for flood protection. If done wrong, however, the ramifications of our choices will last hundreds of years. Join us in a public discussion of what should be considered as a co-benefit of flood protection.
A representative from NYC will present the Mayor’s proposal. There will be a moderated discussion following the presentation, with the following speakers:
Christopher Robbins, Editor, Gothamist
Alice Blank, CB1 Environmental Protection Committee
Trever Holland, TUFF-LES
Josh Nachowitz, The Downtown Alliance
Victor Papa, Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
Angela Pinsky, Association for a Better New York (ABNY)
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This event is co-sponsored by the Regional Plan Association.
Image Credit: City of New York