Next Freshkills Park Talk: Tuesday, January 25th

The Freshkills Park Talks lecture series continues at the Arsenal on Tuesday, January 25th, with a talk by Dana Gumb, Director of the Staten Island Bluebelt at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.  Dana will be talking about sustainable and ecologically sound approaches urban stormwater management, through the lens of the Bluebelt, one of the most ambitious stormwater management efforts in the northeastern United States.

Stormwater management has become something of an unlikely hot topic in the past several years, thanks in part to PlaNYC 2030-based policy and design initiatives, as well as growing concern about climate change, street flooding and sewage outflow into waterways.  The Bluebelt is an award-winning program that retains and treats stormwater runoff for approximately one third of Staten Island’s 58 square-mile land area while preserving ecological systems and saving millions of dollars in infrastructure costs.  Urban Omnibus ran a great in-depth interview and feature on the project last month.  Dana will discuss lessons learned from the Bluebelt, how they are currently being applied to other DEP projects in Queens and the Bronx, and what they mean for the future of the City.

January 25th, 6:30 pm
The Arsenal, 830 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
3rd floor gallery
FREE | No RSVP necessary

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