Revitalizing Stranded Assets: Transformation of Urban Infrastructure for the 21st Century

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Revitalizing Stranded Assets: Transformation of Urban Infrastructure for the 21st Century

September 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


​Join BuroHappold and CityLab editor David Dudley for a discussion of new ideas to transform cities and urban infrastructure, with experts from The High Line Network, Brooklyn Army Terminal, and the Reimagine the Canals initiative.

As 21st-century technologies transform our economies and lifestyles ever more rapidly, urban infrastructure must evolve to adapt to this shifting ground. We have seen railways, industrial districts, bridges, highways, ports, piers, and man-made waterways become underutilized and disinvested. However, these assets are prime opportunities for an innovative reimagining of our cities and urban areas.

On Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00 pm, BuroHappold brings together a panel of expert practitioners working at the cutting edge of this phenomenon: the transformation of public infrastructure. Each speaker represents projects at distinct points in the reimagining process – from success cases to projects undergoing initial visioning. The group will discuss projects catalysts, transformational design approaches and lessons for future adaptive reuse initiatives.

Moderated by ​David Dudley, Executive Editor, The Atlantic’s CityLab​


Anna Traverso-Krejcarek
Manager, The High Line Network

Alice Shay
Associate, BuroHappold, Reimagine the Canals

Julie Stein
Senior Vice President, NYC Economic Development Corporation, Brooklyn Army Terminal

And other panelists to be announced

More detail:
Cities are places where people live together for the mutual benefit derived from the economies of scale of large public infrastructure. Just as the Works Progress Administration of the post-Depression era and the Green New Deal of today position infrastructure systems as the catalysts for new jobs and improved quality of life, planning and design practitioners are reimagining assets for the enhancement of communities across the globe. The design and re-design of our infrastructure demonstrates our commitment to live together in cities equitably, sustainably and resiliently.​


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