Talk: Beyond the High Line: Building Equitable Cities and Public Spaces

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Monday, July 15, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Talk: Beyond the High Line: Building Equitable Cities and Public Spaces

The High Line gets a lot of hype, but it is just one example of the many ways community leaders and creative thinkers are reimagining public space. Stop by for a special panel discussion at the second in a series of three free talks about adaptive reuse projects and public open space around the world.

Drawing from their urban development work in the United States and abroad, Enrique Peñalosa, former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, and Majora Carter, of MCG Consulting will lead a panel discussion and answer audience question about the process behind building and sustaining equality in public open space.

14th Street Passage
On the High Line at West 14th Street

This High Line Program is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP required. A free reception with the speakers will follow the presentation.

Stay for dinner and dessert after the talk. On the High Line between West 15th and West 16th Streets you will find tacos, gelato, ice pops, and more seasonal treats from our food vendors, as well as Terroir at The Porch, a full-service, open-air café serving beer, wine, and small plates with sweeping views of the Hudson River. Learn more

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About Majora Carter | MCG Consulting, LLC
MacArthur 'genius' Fellow and Peabody Award winning radio broadcaster, Majora Carter founded and led the groundbreaking Environmental-Equality nonprofit, Sustainable South Bronx, from 2001-2008 - leading the way for City & State policy direction on Green-Infrastructure, Urban Forestry, and Land Use. She wrote a successful $1.25M Federal DOT planning grant for the South Bronx Greenway, which went on to garner NYCity approval and $50M in first phase construction funds, is spearheaded the creation of national award winning parks in one of the poorest congressional districts of the US. Since then, she has consulted worldwide on how to enrich the lives of residents in economically under-performing communities. Her current work includes real estate development designed to help move Americans out of poverty, as well as tech education, entrepreneurship, and talent pipeline development.

About Enrique Peñalosa
Enrique Peñalosa is an urban strategist whose vision and proposals have significantly influenced policies in numerous cities throughout the world. He currently is President of the Board of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy of New York. He has lectured all over the world in governmental, academic and citizens’ forums. Peñalosa’s ideas have been featured in many of the world’s most important media and he has also published articles in numerous periodicals and books. As Mayor of Bogota, the 7 million inhabitants’ capital of Colombia, Peñalosa profoundly transformed the city, turning it into an international example for improvements in quality of life, mobility and equity.

Beyond the High Line is presented by Friends of the High Line. Beyond the High Line is made possible with support from The Seed Fund. Media partnership is provided by Next City