NYC Future Metropolis Vol III
University Settlement (184 Eldridge St., Manhattan)

New York City The Future Metropolis is an ongoing series of events focused on creative thinkers who are using their expertise to make New York City a more sustainable place to live, work, and do business. Each event is an exciting, fast-paced showcase of pioneering ideas and cutting-edge research, presented in a way that both inspires innovation in green industry professionals and remains accessible to the general public.

The theme of the next installment in the series will be “Water in New York.” This theme will cover the water bodies surrounding the city, the ways that water gets used in the city, and the cultural significance of water to New York. The speakers will cover a wide range of topics that relate to water, for example: harbor ecology, rain/grey water harvesting, green infrastructure, the impact of hydrofracking on NYC’s water supply, creating an innovative waterfront, designing landscapes and buildings with water in mind, learning from and on the water, and art created with or in response to NYC’s water.

Opening remarks: Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer


Paul Lloyd Sargent, Artist
Maria Aiolova, Architectural, Ecological, and Urban Designer
Susannah Drake, Architect and Landscape Architect
Joseph Schaffer, PE, PP, LEED-AP
Kate Sinding, Senior Attorney
Kate Boicourt, Restoration Coordinator
Catharine Perez & Miguel Martinez, Students
Daniella Topol, Director