Mobile Workshop 1: MTA New York City Transit Lower Manhattan Climate Adaption Walking Tour
Thursday, May 4, 2017
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EDT
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The mobile workshop will navigate through the streets and sidewalks of Lower Manhattan to witness the MTA New York City Transit Subway Station climate change mitigation initiatives. There are numerous subway station entrances and exits that have been retrofitted with different flood mitigation strategies in addition to ancillary parts of the subway line that have also been modified to prevent the impacts for a major flood.
Learning Objectives include: Understanding the complexity of flood mitigation; what goes into the planning process; what metrics are utilized to ascertain the appropriate actions are to be taken; and what potential impacts do flood mitigation measures possibly have on the environment. As mass transit is an essential part of city planning, participants will take back with them a better understanding of how a subway infrastructure operates and interacts with the built and natural environments. Cities will play a large role in a more sustainable future, and new or additional mass transit can be a major component for reduction of pollution and greenhouse gas release.
Katie Lamoureux, AICP
Joshua Schiffer, firstname.lastname@example.org