Industry to Tech Hub: East Williamsburg/Bushwick

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
CM | 3.50
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You'll learn about:

  • The range of neighborhood impacts in an adaptive reuse scenario

  • How industrial landscapes can be blended with other zoning types while acknowledging residents and dynamic real estate markets 

  • The challenges tech entrepreneurs must overcome to successfully build start-ups, cultivate innovation, and set roots in their growing community hub

East Williamsburg and Bushwick are quickly transforming from a place of manufacturing physical objects and food to a technology center. The contrast of the old and the new is apparent not only in the people on the streets and their conversations, but also in the change of the built environment. Its industrial feel is turning into more of a facade, hiding tech workspaces and artist communities.

Dig into East Williamsburg and Bushwick while inside tech workspaces and through the sights and flavors of the neighborhood. Uncover the challenges tech entrepreneurs must overcome to build start-ups, cultivate innovation, and set roots in their growing community hub. Study how industrial landscapes can be blended with other zoning types while acknowledging residents, community artists, and dynamic real estate markets. 

Speakers

Jeff Ferzoco , Carto , Brooklyn , NY (see bio)
Ryan Cook , AICP , Chicago , IL (see bio)
Josh Levin , Brooklyn , NY (see bio)
Thomas Coleman , AICP , WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff , Chicago , IL (see bio)