The Greening of Brooklyn: Exploring New Parks and Unexpected Spaces

    When:
    April 15, 2015 all-day
    2015-04-15T00:00:00-04:00
    2015-04-16T00:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Brooklyn Historical Society
    128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
    USA

    The Greening of Brooklyn: Exploring New Parks and Unexpected Spaces

    At the Brooklyn Historical Society

    Wed, Apr 15, 6:30pm

    $5/Free for BHS Members
    Reserve your spot

    Brooklyn is going from gritty to green. Robin Lynn, co-author of the Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes, moderates a conversation between landscape architect Matthew Urbanski of Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates (the design firm responsible for Brooklyn Bridge Park); Milton Puryear, a founder of Brooklyn Greenway Initiative; and Nina Browne, who manages the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s “Greenest Block in Brooklyn” contest. Dr. Chris Filardi, Director, Pacific Program, American Museum of Natural History, and a biodiversity researcher, will examine the global importance of these exciting local initiatives to create and conserve green spaces.

    Part of the “Nature in Our Midst” program series with Green-Wood Cemetery.