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NATURE AND THE DESIGN OF THE GRID

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NATURE AND THE DESIGN OF THE GRID

1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
April 19th, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mcny.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
upper east side
EMAIL:  
info@mcny.org
PHONE:  
212.534.1672
OPEN HOURS:  
Museum and Museum Store: Sun-Sat 10-6

DESCRIPTION

Two key factors set the stage for the Commissioners' Plan of 1811: the explosive growth of the city and the conviction that New York was destined for greatness. While the grid has fulfilled—even surpassed—many expectations in the context of population growth and human movement, it has also posed challenges to the sustainability of the city's natural environment. A panel including Eric Sanderson, Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society and author of Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City and Carl Weisbrod, Clinical Professor and Academic Chair of Global Development at NYU will consider the environmental implications of the grid, as well as its possibilities for the future. » Reservations Required