Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York
Monday, October 27 at 6:30 pm
As we approach the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, join Ted Steinberg, Professor of Law and History at Case Western Reserve University, as he addresses the urgent question: Can New York City survive the sea? Steinberg will use his new book, Gotham Unbound, which charts the transformation of the New York region over three centuries, from island estuary to one of the world’s most densely populated cities, to examine what the city has done in the past to deal with coastal flooding, as well as its current plans to protect the city’s waterfront. Following his presentation, Steinberg will be joined by Kate Ascher, author of The Works and The Heights, and Milstein Professor of Urban Development at Columbia University, for a conversation and audience Q & A.
Co-sponsored by ASLA-NY (New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects).
Free for Museum and ASLA-NY members; $12 students/seniors; $16 general public.
For more information, or to order tickets by phone, please call 917.492.3395.