A Historical Perspective on Water in NYC with focus on Jamaica Bay

Friday December 9, 2016 at 7pm
with Dr. Eric Sanderson

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson

is an associate professor of landscape architecture at CUNY’s City College of New York and principal of Catherine Suavity Studio. Her research and writing during the past decade have focused on adaptive de-sign related to climate change, with special emphasis on rising sea-levels. With engineer Guy Norden son and architect AdamYarinsky, she co-authored the 2007 Latrobe Prize study
On the Water: Palisade Bay
, a project that led to the Museum of Modern Art’s 2010 workshop and exhibition Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfronts, with On the Water pub-lashed as a corollary book (Hattie Cant Verlag/MoMA, 2010).Suavity Norden son and her collaborators have since extended their inquiry to the Mississippi River and Yangtze River deltas. As the lead investigator for “Structures of Coastal Resilience, ”a post-Sandy research project at City College funded by the Rockefeller Foundation in collaboration with the US Army Crops Engineers, Suavity Norden son has developed an analysis and set of resiliency proposals for Jamaica Bay, New York. Her work may be viewed at www.structuresofcoastalresilience.org.

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