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Community-based Urban Waterfront Design
Activity Code: S606
Date: Tuesday, April 16
It is possible for cities to overcome physical and environmental barriers to implementing ambitious waterfront plans. This session will examine how Hudson River Park in New York, HTO Park in Toronto, and other urban developments have succeeded in providing equitable waterfront access, creating “down-to-the-water” activities, and generating broad public involvement.
Michael L. Marrella, AICP
Director, Waterfront, NYC Dept of City Planning
Phone: (212) 720-3500
Work: Director, Waterfront and Open Space Planning NYC Department of City Planning. Past: Project Director, Comprehensive Waterfront Plan / Vision 2020 at City of New York, Dept. of City Planning Manager of Environmental Planning at NYC Department of Parks & Recreation Planner/Urban Designer II at AKRF, Inc. Planner at Town of Smithtown, NY
Education: MCP, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. BA, Vassar College
Adam F. Lubinsky, AICP
Managing Principal, WXY Architecture + Urb Des.
Phone: (212) 219-1953
Work: Adam joined WXY architecture + planning as a Managing Principal in September 2011. He has a background in urban design and planning with several years’ experience leading large-scale multidisciplinary strategies and master plans. Previous to joining WXY, Adam worked in London for eight years, including role as URS Corporation’s UK Deputy Head of Economics and Development Planning and Director at Urban Practitioners (now Allies and Morrison: Urban Practitioners).
Education: Ph.D. in Planning and Urban Design, University College London (2009) M.Arch, Columbia University (2001) B.A., Brown University (1994)
Publications: - “East Side Story” in The Architects’ Newspaper, August 2012 - The East River Blueway Plan; NYS Division of Coastal Resources, Manhattan Borough President's Office; February 2013 - "School Choice: The Good, The Bad, and the Untested" (The Daily Good, Dec. 22, 2012) - “The East River Blueway Plan” in Urban Omnibus, May 2012 - Adapting the Landscape from Liverpool to Manchester 2010 (North West Development Agency, Regional Plan green infrastructure evidence base) - London Borough of Waltham Forest Climate Change Strategy 2010 (Core Strategy Evidence Base)
Other Publications: - EV-Ready Codes for the Built Environment, 2012, US Department of Energy / Transportation and Climate Initiative - Creating EV-Ready Towns and Cities: A Guide to Planning and Policy Tools, 2012, US Department of Energy / Transportation and Climate Initiative - Siting and Design Guidelines for EV Charging Infrastructure, 2012, US Department of Energy / Transportation and Climate Initiative - A Regional Assessment of EV Ownership and EV Charging Infrastructure, 2012, US Department of Energy / Transportation and Climate Initiative - A Cluster Analysis of EV Charging Infrastructure Deployment, 2012, US Department of Energy / Transportation and Climate Initiative - Anglesey Energy Island Framework 2010, Welsh Assembly Government and Anglesey County Council (Core Strategy, Anglesey County Council) - Challenges to Achieving Low Carbon Objectives and Implementing Decentralized Energy in Central London, Central London Forward (2010) - City of London Decentralized Energy and Pipes Study 2010, City of London Corporation and London Development Agency - Manual for Sustainable Cities (2009), UK Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) (project team member)
Past Assignments: - The Sixth Borough: Visions for New York City’s Waterfront Lecture at the Columbia University Summer Lunch Lecture Series, July 2012 - New Partners for Community Revitalization 6th Annual Brownfield Summit Panel, June 2012 - School Design Panel at the Council of Educational Facility Planners International Northeast Regional Conference, March 2012 - Developing and Funding Decentralised Energy Networks Presentation at the Royal Town Planning Institute Annual Convention, June 2010 - A New Approach to Master Planning at New London Architecture Centre, May 2010 - Guidance on Strategic Infrastructure Plans at Government Office of the South East, March 2010 - An Approach Strategic Infrastructure Planning at the Royal Town Planning Institute Annual Convention, June 2009 - The School That Built a Town at the “Density Inside Out” conference (University of Edinburgh) June 2007 - Neighborhood Design and Public Health, UK Commission for Architecture Conference Panelist, May 2006 - Neighborhood Design, Guest Lecture, Bartlett Masters in Urban Design, October 2006
Principal, WXY Architecture + Urb Des.
Phone: (212) 219-1953
Work: Claire Weisz founded WXY and has focused on creating innovative approaches to public space, structures and cities. She co-founded with Andrea Woodner The Design Trust for Public Space and was its co-executive director. Claire is currently on faculty at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service and a visiting critic at the University of Toronto, and she has also taught and lectured at Yale University, Parsons’ Graduate Program in the School of Constructed Environments, Columbia University, NJIT and The Pratt Institute. She has served on numerous design award and competition juries and was co-editor of AD magazine’s “Extreme Sites: Greening the Brownfield” issue. Frequently cited in the media and professional circles, Claire is a registered architect in California, New York and New Jersey.
Education: 1989: Masters of Architecture, Post Professional Degree, Yale University, School of Architecture 1984: Bachelors of Architecture with Honors, University of Toronto, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Publications: Architect Magazine, October 2011: "Good Neighbor" Interior Design, October 2012: "Catch the Wave" NY Magazine, October 24,2012: "First Look: Reinventing the Lower East River" A/N Blog, September 2012: "The Grass Looks Greener on the Riverside"
Other Publications: Hill, John, Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture Crosbie, Michael J., New York Dozen: Gen X Architects Oculus, Winter 2011: "From NIMBY to YIMBY" Architect Magazine, May 2012: "EMS 27: Bronx, NY" Interior Design, September 2012: "Zipping Right Along" Mark 41 Dec/Jan 2012/13: "Notice Board: Grand Central Terminal"
Past Assignments: The Future of Zone A: New York Neighborhoods on the Frontline of Climate Change, Cooper Union, January 2013 Advancing Architectural Praxis Symposium, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2011 New York Designs: PUBLIC, The Architectural League 2009
Associate Director, Two Bridges Neighborhd Cncl.
Work: Kerri Culhane is the associate director of the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, a non-profit sponsor of affordable housing and an advocate for the diverse communities across Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Kerri leads Two Bridges’ engagement in community planning and neighborhood preservation in collaboration with residents, city agencies, political leaders, universities, designers, and other community-based organizations. She currently spearheads the South Street Stakeholders Coalition to reconnect public and private uplands to the East River waterfront through innovative, world-class ecological design. Over the past 15 years, Kerri has consulted on projects ranging from detailed documentation of historic architecture to landscape-scale conservation efforts; Kerri's work at Two Bridges integrates her interest in the cultural landscape & built environment with her commitment to social & environmental justice.
Education: M.A in Architectural History & Historic Preservation, Virginia Commonwealth University; M.A. in Sustainable Landscape Planning & Design, The Conway School.
Publications: Culhane, Kerri. August 2012. Making Connections: Planning for Green Infrastructure in Two Bridges. Urban Omnibus/The Architectural League of NY. Available online: http://urbanomnibus.net/2012/08/making-connections-planning-for-green-infrastructure-in-two-bridges/
Other Publications: Local Spokes Bicycling Coalition (Contributing Author). 2012. Neighborhood Action Plan: A Vision for Bicycling on the Lower East Side and in Chinatown. Local Spokes, New York, NY. Available online: http://www.localspokes.org/; Culhane, Kerri, Jordan Fink & Tabitha Kaigle. 2010. Walk Winthrop: A Plan for a More Walkable Community. Prepared for the Town of Winthrop, Massachusetts; Culhane, Kerri & Elena Rivera. 2010. Bosque Pehuén: Protegiendo la Biodiversidad en el Bosque Nativo de Chile. Prepared for the Fundacion Mar Adentro, Santiago, Chile.
Past Assignments: Speaker. Preservation Now! Annual Conference of the Historic Districts Council, New York, NY. March 2, 2013.; Organizer & Speaker. The Future of Zone A: New York Neighborhoods on the Frontline of Climate Change. January 10, 2013. A collaboration of Two Bridges, the Architectural League of New York & The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design.; Guest lecturer. The Conway School, Winter 2012.