In a time of accelerating real estate development and a pressing need for access to green space, how can everyday citizens organize to bring vacant land and unrealized landscapes into the public realm? Find out at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Grassy Grassroots: Citizens Creating Parks, a discussion on grassroots park creation. Speakers will include The Trust for Public Land Senior Vice President and Director of City Park Development Adrian Benepe, The Tanks at Bushwick Inlet Park Co-Founder and Executive Director Stacey Anderson, NYCH2O Founder and Executive Director and Ridgewood Reservoir project leader Matthew Malina, and Bronx River Alliance Outreach Manager Joseph Sanchez. The conversation will be moderated by urban planner and MacArthur Fellow, Damon Rich. Welcoming remarks will be given by Prospect Park Alliance President Sue Donoghue. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can attend this event for free. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to join behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year round!
DATE: Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 6:30PM- 8:00PM
CAPACITY: 15 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.
REGISTRATION: Open now
This event is presented in connection with the final weeks of the exhibition The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, a joint project of Brooklyn Historical Society and Prospect Park Alliance.