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Rising Urbanists

Rising Urbanists: Green Infrastructure for the 22nd Century

The ASLA-NY Student Chapter at the City College of New York is organizing a multi-disciplinary conference to imagine the potential for Green Infrastructure to act as a catalyst in driving urban design into the 22nd century.

New York  City is 72% paved, with over 400 combined sewage outfalls that convey an estimated 27 billion gallons of raw sewage into our waterways every year. Rising tides, CSO events, and extreme weather events will be changing the urban fabric of New York for the next century and beyond. Initial efforts to build green infrastructure in New York City have been limited in scope to small-scale interventions that fit into residual spaces. In the contemporary convergence of urban population growth, failing 19th and 20th century grey infrastructure, and risks associated with climate change, the stakes are high for our urban systems to adapt to our new environmental context.

This conference is a groundbreaking forum for the next generation of urbanist thinkers to organize around long-term green infrastructure strategies rather than disciplinary hierarchies. An expansive approach to green infrastructure could drive urban design by engaging alternate interests in building the urban environment.
The Rising Urbanists Conference is geared towards students and professionals in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, urban design, urban planning, real estate, and sustainability throughout the tri-state area. We are hosting this event to foster lasting relationships between emerging professionals in allied fields.
See Schedule below.
Cost: $10 Student, $25 Professional


Later Event: April 20
State Arboretum of VA