Tour Freshkills Park with an expert this Sunday
Over the course of the various stages of its history, a wide range of professionals have spent time working on or thinking about the Freshkills Park site: sanitation workers, engineers, equipment manufacturers, scientists, policymakers, architects, designers, artists, philanthropists. There are countless layers of expertise to mine in understanding the site. Sneak Peak will offer glimpses into five particular domains through a series of guided walking tours led by experts with varying insights into the history and operation of the site.
Walking tours will scale the North Mound at Freshkills Park (the eponymous ‘peak’) and will last about 45 minutes each. Guests are also welcome to walk unescorted on the three miles of path throughout the duration of the event. The walking tour schedule for the day is:
11:15 am | SOCIAL HISTORY AND ACTIVISM
guided by Patrick Nugent, PhD candidate, American Studies, George Washington University
12:15 pm | ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION
guided by Joe Berg, Senior Ecologist, Biohabitats, Inc.
1:15 pm | LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
guided by Tatiana Choulika, Associate Partner, James Corner Field Operations
2:15 pm | LANDFILL ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT
guided by Robin Geller, Program Manager for End Use Development, Waste Management Engineering, NYC Department of Sanitation
3:15 pm | PARK PLANNING
guided by Michael Marrella, AICP, Director, Waterfront & Open Space Planning, NYC Department of City Planning