Posts Tagged water

Vision 2020: NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan Drafting Mid-term Revisions

October 28, 2010
Vision 2020: NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan Drafting Mid-term Revisions

A public meeting was held on October 12th to discuss the new Draft Recommendations to Vision 2020: NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, which will be formalized and published by the end of the year. A wide variety of representatives from community initiatives and industry mariners participated in the negotiation to revise the plan – key topics […]

Share

Turning the Tide: Manhattan Waterfront in Transition — Save the Date!

January 6, 2010
Turning the Tide: Manhattan Waterfront in Transition -- Save the Date!

In 1609, New York’s future waterfront was an arcadian shore of forests, wetlands, beaches, and sand bars, according to Eric Sanderson’s book Mannahatta. That landscape is lost forever, but visions of a post-industrial, neo-natural waterfront are longstanding. In 1944, futurists Paul and Percival Goodman proposed that Manhattan “open out toward the water,” lining its gritty […]

Share

Harnessing the Tides of NYC

October 7, 2009

Today, Inhabitat has a great piece on a conceptual design for modular docking stations that could harness the tidal flows of the NYC coastline.  It’s  full of amazing graphics and video (see one just below) but it’s unclear to me whether this sort of technology is actually capable of flood-harvesting, as the title suggests.  Would […]

Share

Dry and Green in Las Vegas

March 24, 2009
Dry and Green in Las Vegas

Thor Ritz, here. This week I write to you from one of the least sustainable cities in the U.S. That’s right everyone, I’m in Vegas! Before you pass judgment, though, please understand that I’m not here for thrills or debauchery. I’m here to present at a Geography conference. As our readers are well aware, Vegas […]

Share

Drinking Water in NYC

March 10, 2009
Drinking Water in NYC

The (Performative) Art Of Toxicity and Purity Hello, Green People! Thor here, with this week’s post on the micro issues of urban sustainability. Today, I’d like to share some thoughts on drinking water in NYC. This weekend I took advantage of the unusually warm weather and trekked up to Bushwick to check out Site Fest–a […]

Share

« Older Entries