Photograph Courtesy of The Waterfront Alliance

What better place to hold a conference about New York City’s waterfront than on the water? Every year the Waterfront Alliance brings together policymakers, waterfront advocates, journalists, academics, and engineering, architecture, and nonprofit professionals to discuss the most pressing issues facing our shared waterfront while sailing around New York City’s waterways. This year, Untapped Cities is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2019 Waterfront ConferenceRising Seas, Rising Risks: Adapting our Region. The conference will explore how we can use new strategies, policies, and financing options to build more resilient communities to prepare for sea level rise and increased coastal storms.

The Waterfront Conference features keynote addresses from regional elected officials and a variety of panel discussions. Previous keynote speakers include Mayor Bill de Blasio and Maria Torres-Springer, president and CEO of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. This year, session topics will include advancing the green finance movement, looking ahead to the next NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan and more. Our own Untapped Cities founder, Michelle Young, will moderate a panel on communicating climate risk through art.

Photograph Courtesy of The Waterfront Alliance

The Waterfront Conference will set sail from Hudson River Park’s Pier 40 aboard the Hornblower Infinity on May 7th. The boat will remained docked until 1:30pm and then will sail around the harbor for the remainder of the afternoon. Early bird tickets are now on sale and standard individual tickets will be available starting March 16th. Untapped Cities readers can get a special 10% discount on early bird and regular sale individual tickets by using the code “untapped” at checkout!

If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can attend the conference for free! Not an Insider yet?  Become a member today to join behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year round.

Photograph Courtesy of The Waterfront Alliance

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