Pratt Institute’s Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development (PSPD) will present lectures on environmental justice in New York, climate change and preservation, case studies of New York City development projects, and on construction and facilities management by experts in their fields as part of its spring 2012 lecture series. All lectures will be held at Pratt’s Manhattan Campus, located at 144 West 14th Street, room 213; the lectures are free and open to the public.
Each lecture follows one of the below four themes below. Please see below for a full list of topics and speakers.  
Environmental Justice in New York
Presented by Eddie Bautista, visiting assistant professor; executive director, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance

February 3, 2012 – An Evening with NYC-EJA Members
Representatives from UPROSE, El Puente, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, The Point, Nos Quedamos, and Morningside Heights/West Harlem Sanitation Coalition
February 10, 2012 – NYC Solid Waste Management Plan
Gavin Kearney, NY Lawyers for the Public Interest, Eric Goldstein, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Brian Mahanna, NYC Mayor’s Office
February 24, 2012 – Incineration (Thermal “Waste-to-Energy”)
David Bragdon, director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning & Sustainability; Laura Haight, NY Public Interest Research Group; and Nicky Sheets, NJ Environmental Justice Alliance
March 23, 2012 – Brownfield Reclamation
Dan Walsh, director, NYC’s Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation; and Jody Koss, New Partners for Community Revitalization
Keeping it Cool: Fighting Climate Change with Preservation
6-8 PM
Presented by Ned Kaufman, adjunct associate professor; founder, Kaufman Heritage Conservation

February 17, 2012 – Synergies of Stewardship, Technology and Design: Restoring the Earth
Jean Carroon, principal, Goody Clancy
March 9, 2012 – The Greenest Building is…One That’s Already Built
Carl Elefante, FAIA, director, Sustainable Design, Quinn Architects
March 30, 2012 – Unlocking the Green Opportunities in New York’s Old Buildings
Lisa Kersavage, senior director, Preservation and Sustainability; Municipal Art Society
Insider Case Study of an NYC Development Project
6-8 PM
Presented by William Menking, professor; founder and editor, The Architect’s Newspaper, and David Gruber, chair, Manhattan Community Board No. 2

April 6, 2012 – Riverside Center (Part 1)
Roy Kim, senior vice president, Design, Extell Development Company
April 13, 2012 – Riverside Center (Part 2)
Mel Wymore, former chair, Community Board 7
April 20, 2012 – Riverside Center (Part 3)
Brian Cook, director of planning, Office of Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President 
Construction/Facilities Management Lecture Series
Meet the Speaker: 6:15 PM
Lectures: 6:30 PM
Presented by James G. Howie (RA, AIA), adjunct professor

February 29, 2012 – What’s Shaking in the City? Seismic Design in NY
Dr. Sissy Nikolaou, PE, senior associate, Mueser Rutledge Engineers
March 20, 2012 – Real Life/Real Time Dispute Resolution
Joel Scioscia, general council, Pavarini McGovern
April 19, 2012 – Disaster Mitigation- Protecting Buildings
Christopher Marrion, PE, FSFPE, Marrion Consulting 
The lectures below took place earlier in the series.
January 27, 2012 – Preserving Heritage (and the Planet): Preservation at the end of the Oil Age
Stephen Tilly, principal, Stephen Tilly Architect
January 30, 2012 – Restructuring a Distressed Development
Harry L. Posin, president, Label & Co. Developments, Inc.
Pratt PSPD is an alliance of four programs in Pratt’s School of Architecture with a shared value placed on urban sustainability — defined by the “triple bottom line” of environment, equity, and economy. The four Master of Science programs are the following: City and Regional Planning, Urban Environmental Systems Management, Facilities Management, and Historic Preservation.
For more details, please visit:
Amy Aronoff at 718-636-3554 or