Coastal Crises

Coastal Crises

A Sustainable Approach to Preserving Community and Designing for the Future. 

On Thursday, March 28th the conclusion of Pratt’s Green Week 2013 occurred at The Juliana Curran Terian Design Center Gallery. A panel discussion with introductory remarks by President Tom Shutte proposed thought provoking ideas focusing on architecture and planning.

Guest Speakers:

Dr. William J. Fritz, Interim President and Professor of Geology, College of Staten Island, CUNY. Addressing community and ecological needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island.

Dennis Hwang, Coastal Geologist and Faculty at the University of Hawai’i Sea Grant College Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), instructor with FEMA’s National Disaster Preparedness Training Center. Building for Hazard Resilient Communities.

Samara Swanson, Esq., Counsel to the NYC Council’s Committee on the Environment & Visiting Asst. Professor Pratt Graduate  Center for Planning and the Environment. Government regulations, green planning and environmental justice.

BKSK Architects, LLP: Julia Nelson, AIA, LEED AP, Greenroof AP, Partner; Jennifer Preston, LEED AP, Associate & Director of Sustainability. Designing responsibility with the natural environment and sustainability in mind.

Organized by the Interior Design Department and Green Week council.

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