Panel Discussion: Re-envisioning Post-Industrial Public Landscapes

042716_FreshkillsPark-USFS-Rutgers_SymposiumFreshkills Park’s Manager for Science & Research Development Dr. Cait Field will participate in a panel discussion at Rutgers University on Wednesday, April 27th. Called Re-envisioning Post-Industrial Public Landscapes, the discussion will include panelists from Freshkills Park and Liberty State Park in Jersey City.

The New York – New Jersey region has many former industrial, brownfield, and contaminated sites. Creative reuse of these landscapes presents opportunities for the development of new public assets, such as parkland. This panel will examine the role of multi-disciplinary research from ecology, biology, landscape architecture, planning and social science in re-envisioning and understanding the transformation of Freshkills Park and Liberty State Park.

This panel will be moderated by Steven Handel of Rutgers University. Panelists for Freshkills Park are Cait Field, NYC Parks; Rich Hallett, U.S. Forest Service; Lindsay Campbell, U.S. Forest Service; and Dick Veit, CUNY College of Staten Island. Panelists for Liberty State Park are Frank Gallagher, Rutgers University; Jennifer Krumins, Montclair State University; and Claus Holzapfel, Rutgers University Newark.

Re-envisioning Post-Industrial Public Landscapes
Wednesday, 04/27 4pm
The Loree Auditorium 023
Rutgers University, New Brunswick Campus
Department of Landscape Architecture

 Hosted by the Center for Resilient Landscapes, a partnership between Rutgers University, the US Forest Service, and the Department of Landscape Architecture.

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