The Future of Staten Island After Sandy
Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Ave., Manhattan)
$12 in advance
The future of Staten Island’s waterfront now stands at the center of public attention in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy. Join us for a panel featuring William J. Fritz, College of Staten Island President, who has been working with colleagues on a plan to protect the Island from future storms; Steve Grillo, an urban planner at the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation; Tom Jost, an urban strategist focused on sustainable design, including the Fresh Kills Park project; Ronald Shiffman, Professor of Planning and the Environment at the Pratt Institute Graduate Center, who will examine crucial post-Sandy questions: What has been the impact of past land-use decisions on the Island, such as paving over wetlands and failing to invest in storm-securing infrastructure? How important is it that low-lying areas be redeveloped, and should they be redeveloped at all? Mary Rowe, Vice President, Managing Director for the Municipal Art Society of New York, will moderate.