Tuesday 30th November, 2010
3:40pm to 4:55pm
11. Support for Our Urban National Park
A Fair Share for Our National Park – What can be done to save Gateway?
Why aren’t we paying attention to our Urban Parks? What is the consequence of disinvestment at Gateway National Park and Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge? What are the current efforts to revitalize urban national and local parks?
12. Show us the Money
New advocacy and funding mechanisms to bring our share of funds to the harbor.
What Funding Mechanisms are needed and what advocacy must we do to bring more federal funding to New York and New Jersey for the harbor? What restoration and coalition building efforts in the Everglades, Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay, and similar sites, are applicable to the New York New Jersey Harbor?
13. Edge Design for the Rising Tide and Aquatic Life
Regulation, design, & barriers to innovation-making visionary waterfront designs real.
From new housing developments to great and new parks, much of our waterfront use and contour is being defined for the indefinite future. How do we maintain design and permitting flexibility for a world class waterfront? How do we make innovative ecological design and restoration, from small bulkhead redesigns to the Rising Currents exhibition at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), real in New York and New Jersey? What are the regulatory, social, and planning barriers and how can they be addressed?
14. A Green Working Waterfront Works
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – Air Quality, Water Quality, Job Quality
Regulation, innovations and programs supporting redevelopment, revitalization, retention of working waterfronts in New York and New Jersey. Examples from other parts of the country and how we make it work here.
15. Water Mass Transit – A Citywide Plan for our Region
What does the soon-to-be-released New York City Ferry study imply for the future of ferry service in New York and New Jersey? What are the next steps forward in planning and funding better ferry service from New Jersey to NYC and between boroughs?
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