PSPD Spring 2012 Lecture Series
Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 @ 7:41 pm
Please join Pratt Program for Sustainable Planning and Development for our Spring 2012 Lecture Series!
Free and open to the public!
Events held at: Pratt Manhattan, 144 West 14th St., Room 213 (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Environmental Justice in New York
Presented by Eddie Bautista, Executive Director NYC Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA).
6:00 pm - 8:00pm
2/3 An Evening with NYC-EJA Members:
with representatives from UPROSE, El Puente, Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice, The Point, Nos Quedamos and Morningside Heights/West Harlem Sanitation Coalition.
2/10 NYC Solid Waste Management Plan
with Gavin Kearney of NY Lawyers for the Public Interest; Eric Goldstein of the Natural Resources Defense Council; and Brian Mahanna of the NYC Mayor's Office
2/24 Incineration (a.k.a. Thermal "Waste-to-Energy")
with David Bragdon, Director, Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning & Sustainability; Laura Haight, NY Public Interest Research Group; Nicky Sheets, NJ Environmental Justice Alliance
3/23 Brownfield Reclamation
with Dan Walsh, Director of Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation; Jody Kass, New Partners for Community Revitalization
Keeping it Cool: Fighting Climate Change with Preservation
Presented by Ned Kaufman, Kaufman Heritage Conservation
6:00 pm - 8:00pm
1/27 Preserving Heritage (and the Planet): Preservation at the End of the Oil Age
with Stephen Tilly, Principal, Stephen Tilly Architect
2/17 Synergies of Stewardship, Technology, and Design: Restoring the Earth
with Jean Carroon, FAIA, Principal, Goody Clancy, author of Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings
3/9 The Greenest Building is... One That's Already Built
with Carl Elefante, FAIA, Director of Sustainable Design, Quinn Evans Architects
3/30 Unlocking the Green Opportunity in New York's Old Buildings
with Lisa Kersavage, Senior Director, Preservation and Sustainability, Municipal Art Society
Insider Case Study of an NYC Development Project: Riverside Center
Presented by William Menking, Executive Editor, The Architect's Newspaper; and David Gruber
6:00 pm - 8:00pm
Riverside Center is a controversial, large-scale development project proposed for approximately 8 acres of land located in the southwestern corner of Manhattan's Upper West Side, proposed by the Extell Development Company, and certified by the NYC Department of City Planning on May 24, 2010. This series will examine the original proposal, the controversies surrounding it, the role of the community board and the many other community based organizations that were involved as well as the parts played by the various City agencies and other decisions makers in the overall project. Guest speakers will give an insider's opportunity to learn about the development process from various view points and will introduce the class to the various hurdles and regulations that must be faced to complete a development in NYC.
4/6 Roy Kim, Senior Vice President, Design, Extell Development Company
4/13 Mel Wymore, former Chair, Community Board 7
4/20 Brian Cook, Director of Planning, Office of Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President
CM/FM Lecture Series
Presented by James G. Howie, RA, AIA
Meet the speaker at 6:15 PM; Lectures begin promptly at 6:30 PM
1/30 Restructuring a Distressed Development
with Harry L. Posin, President, Label & Co. Developments, Inc.
Learn how a development was redesigned, refinanced and launched for success. This will be a hands-on perspective, including market research, financing, government approvals, construction and project management.
2/29 What's Shaking the City? Seismic Design in NY
with Dr. Sissy Nikolaou, PE, Senior Associate, Mueser Rutledge Engineers
Seismic design parameters in building codes are generic, and, as a result, conservative. The Virginia quake, felt in NYC last August, as well as the recent mega-earthquakes of Japan and Chile, show the influence of these events on the planet, seismic design thinking, and the New York construction industry.
3/20 Real Life / Real Time Dispute Resolution
with Joel Sciascia, General Counsel, Pavarini McGovern
A lesser known, but increasingly popular, form of alternate dispute resolution is called Dispute Resolution Boards (DRB). The history and structure of a typical DRB & case studies will demonstrate how a DRB was employed to solve contract interpretation issues.
4/19 Disaster Mitigation: Protecting Buildings
with Chris Marrion, PE, FSFPE, Marrion Consulting
Disaster mitigation through performance-based design/analysis provides numerous benefits, allowing objectives and credible hazards to be addressed, and to develop risk-informed, sustainable, cost-effective solutions. This talk will focus on historic buildings application and protecting cultural resources.
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