Rising Urbanists

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Rising Urbanists: Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience

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 address socio-economic disparities in sea level rise and storm surge preparedness in New York City. 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. 

We assert that that sea level rise is no longer up for debate, rising tides are imminent and current infrastructural systems are not prepared for accelerated sea level rise

We recognize that our most socially vulnerable groups will be hit the hardest, disparities in socioeconomic class and skin color affect a community’s access to flood prevention measures and recovery efforts.

We challenge our panelists and conference participants to redefine resiliency to consistently incorporate environmental justice communities into private and municipal sea level rise and storm surge preparedness efforts.

 

MEET THE TEAM

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Robynne Heymans, Co-Director + Tech Fair 

Robynne Heymans, Co-Director + Tech Fair 

Hana Georg, Co-Director + Sponsorship

Hana Georg, Co-Director + Sponsorship

Aly Martori, Treasurer

Aly Martori, Treasurer

Jacqui Leboutillier, Logistics

Jacqui Leboutillier, Logistics

Anna Speidel, Logistics

Anna Speidel, Logistics

Margaret Mulligan, Marketing

Margaret Mulligan, Marketing

Wing Tang, Marketing

Wing Tang, Marketing

Anna Ceraulo-Jalazo, Marketing

Anna Ceraulo-Jalazo, Marketing

Gabriela Garcia, Marketing

Gabriela Garcia, Marketing

Babbie Dunnington, Art Committe

Babbie Dunnington, Art Committe

Sarah Dornner, Art Committe

Sarah Dornner, Art Committe

Justin Robertson, Community Outreach

Justin Robertson, Community Outreach

Rujuta Naringrekar, Community Outreach + Speaker Coordination

Rujuta Naringrekar, Community Outreach + Speaker Coordination

Thomas McElhenney, Speaker Coordination

Thomas McElhenney, Speaker Coordination

Garrett Ray, Speaker Coordination

Garrett Ray, Speaker Coordination

 Joe Schleg, Tech Fair

City College of New York Faculty Advisor:
Catherine Seavitt Nordenson

CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities Faculty Advisor:
Douglas Price