In conjunction with the exhibition Capturing Change: Freshkills Park, now on view at The Architectural League, Urban Omnibus will host a panel discussion exploring the design process, evolution, and current state of Freshkills Park. The world’s largest landfill-to-park project is scheduled to open, in phases, through 2036.
The public has limited access to a site that will eventually become one of New York City’s largest urban parks. The panelists—a landscape architect, a scientist, and a writer—have been closely engaging with the site as the park’s master plan is implemented. What do their experiences reveal about this distinctive urban ecosystem? The panelists will share their different perspectives on the park’s progress, reflecting on its design process, research initiatives, and programming.