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it was done by the mayors office. And then painted over today with “defund the police”.
The mayor commissioned it through city workers
Mayor Bowser of DC commissioned it (I don’t know which activists or artists proposed it). I encourage people to look up the Movement for Black Lives’ response to that street mural. The DC mayor has historically not acted in the interests of the Black community and she was criticized for this work feeling performative. The activists then corrected the mural by adding “= Defund the Police”
BYP 100 added “Defund the Police” to the mural
BIO to Speaker - Daphni Lundi https://www.linkedin.com/in/dlundi/
Is anyone from WEACt here?
What is a CBO?
is there any look into “cooling” strategies that can benefit from the movement of water, on the surface or underground?
Does the AC program include support paying the additional power costs since seniors are on a fixed income?
i.e., what is the cooling capacity of drinking water as it is moving under our feet?
Here a link to Mayor's cooling announcement: https://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/350-20/mayor-de-blasio-covid-19-heat-wave-plan-protect-vulnerable-new-yorkers
Has the impact of increased GHG emissions from more ACs and generators been assessed with the Mayor's office of Sustainability? In addition, is there any significant increased in microclimate temperature from AC heat rejection?
Thank you, Daphne!
Nina Cooke John
Will we get these slides after?
Hi Nina - the whole zoom recording will be made public afterwards
Nina Cooke John
This is awesome. It is like Dispatches from Elsewhere!
The Effects of Historical Housing Policies on Resident Exposure to Intra-Urban Heat: A Study of 108 US Urban Areas
Racist Housing Practices From The 1930s Linked To Hotter Neighborhoods Today
speaker bio - https://www.linkedin.com/in/justingmoore/
speaker bio - https://www.linkedin.com/in/skye-duncan-72aab12/
Link to downloadablr document please?
These are beautiful!
Sitting and enjoying outdoor spaces would require restrooms and now during Covid, hand-washing stations
Javier Vergara Petrescu
Great presentation! We are working with NACTO in Santiago de Chile in partnernship with Ciudad Emergente :)
some parks and plazas still have functioning bathrooms.
but not all
Is now a good time to add new content to the MUTCD? more signage/ striping/ color scheme for shared space.
@aurelia - Athens has drinking fountains that are also hand washing stations…more like old fashioned hand/pump style
the traffic dependence of cities like NYC was already a big problem, and the balance of public space left for PEOPLE was already too scant.
How can wonderful work like this be done without accelerating gentrification?
Is there guidance on installing awnings/shade sails; i.e. what it takes in terms of supports, logistics, etc
now the post-COVID NYC seems to shaping up as at least as Car-Dependent as the previous version. Leaving us all this stormwater (which also has thermal benefits, until it hits the asphalt)...
which was/ is a water quality problem for the surrounding rivers, creeks, canals etc
Can we get design students involved? Many at CCNY/Spitzer could be available for internships — could work in the neighborhoods where they live, all across metro NYC.
Judith Helfand is the director of the film. She lives in NYC. We did a showing in Cambridge and Boston with her. Great film
NYC DEP had a citywide meeting on CSO combined sewer overflow a few weeks ago, but the powerpoint isn’t posted here yet: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dep/water/citywide-long-term-control-plan.page here are some older ones
Hi June! That’s a big aspiration for this project, Thad will speak more to it soon. Students can sign up to be a part of the process on the website: https://resiliencedesigncorps.squarespace.com/get-involved
thank you for that clear image
Thank you, Justin, for speaking on this. "Fun" isn't neutral, unfortunately. That has been made painfully clear in recent years.
“Specific vulnerabilities of habitat” such a concise sentiment
Hi Johanna, would students from institutions besides Columbia be compensated for work?
June Williamson if NYC doesn’t move boldly in some of this urban landscape redesign in next 1-2 years i am 100% confident other cities - large and small - will be! there hopefully will be many studios!
And would it be useful to get urbanist schools in a call to discuss how our work intersects?
Justin, thank you so much, can you share the name of the theorist talking about: Spatial Care
^ spatial care quote from Michele Lussault
Leonel Ponce - yes! if we ought to connect - virtually - with any Dutch colleagues in this field let me know… Dirk van Peijpe came to Pratt a couple years ago. Plus TPL and Nature Conservancy are already doing a lot of this similar thinking and DOING in school yards...
NYC has so much wonderful social capacity to help address these issues!
thank you so much, @Justin!
Thank you Justin!
speaker bio -https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-weidenhof-0ab61716/
on questions of student involvement and compensation, we are in the early stages of planning this and invite your input. our current thinking is that this would be 100% voluntary and open to all who are interested putting their abilities in the service of community based organizations
Urban Design & Climate Change, Urban Design Journal, Urban Design Group, London, ISSN: 1750 712X.http://www.udg.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/UD149_magazine.pdf
ULI Boston Living with Heat report from last year, focuses on 4 sites in Boston area; https://boston.uli.org/living-with-heat-report/#:~:text=The%20Living%20with%20Heat%20project,that%20was%20released%20in%202014.&text=The%20Committee%20will%20provide%20the,extreme%20heat%20predicted%20by%202070. ULI NYC did a report on mitigating UHI in Brooklyn, https://americas.uli.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/ULI-Documents/ULI-NY-TAP-Gowanus-Report_Web_Final.pdf
How do are neighborhoods engaged in street usage?
Thad, we should talk. I'll coordinate through Gita, and maybe we can invite Illya, and other school reps.
Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network. Cambridge University Press.http://uccrn.org/files/2019/09/ARC3.2-PDF-Chapter-5-Urban-Planning-and-Design-wecompress.com_.pdf
The Global Heat Health Information Network has information and guidance, including for planners, on dealing with heat and COVID-19; http://www.ghhin.org/heat-and-covid-19
7/28, 9:00-11:30am EDT - Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN) Dialogues focused on Heat in the City
Good thoughts on the density question. https://chpcny.org/density-covid-19-nyc/
Can the AIA extreme heat charrette results be shared?
“Cities must take inspiration from urban climatology to respond to Covid crisis” (see English translation) Le Monde newspaper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ECzmoP-OwqIvVLoSJ9tOv6TNCt4pqrOJ/view
ha, I was just in the process of posting that CHPC report-it is great. “Since New York City emerged as a hotspot for COVID-19, government leaders and other prominent figures have implicated density as a reason for the growth of the pandemic in the city. Yet “density” is a catchall term that encapsulates many aspects of urban life.In a new report, CHPC finds that residential population density is not a key determinant of the impacts of COVID-19.”
It’s crowding, to density that is the big problem. A housing and office layout issue.
Thanks David Smiley — I’m very concerned about density getting an (undeserved) bad name.
speaker BIO - https://www.linkedin.com/in/illya-azaroff-3b11b08/
Where is Dept of SBS in all this? are they leading?
Event Thursday morning: https://urbandesignforum.org/events/turning-the-heat-release/
Gonzalo Lopez Garrido
Hi Everyone!Thank you for this event, and to the presenters for the great work! Really excited to see. It makes me think of this example (which I am sure many of you know), in Barcelona, where I got my Architecture Master:(one of many reference articles)https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/sep/10/barcelonas-car-free-superblocks-could-save-hundreds-of-lives#:~:text=The%20superblocks%20are%20groups%20of,agency%20led%20by%20Salvador%20Rueda. I am currently Adjunct Associate at CCNY, and I am developing a design studio, called ‘The SuperBlock Studio’ that speculates with bringing the logic of Barcelona’s superblocks to NYC (this summer we are working on Central Harlem). I would love to have chances to discuss it further and see ways of involving the students and myself with your efforts! Thanks again!
Biking and walking are safer than transit or shared car. probably.
I am hopeful that restaurants can bring life to streets etc, but as Ilia paints a longer term and larger picture we run the risk of making some of these places Un-Democratic and un-welcoming. #TooMuchOfAGoodThing
Love to hear thoughts from BlackSpace on how to make cool streets also safe for everyone
hope there will be some performance- and qualitative- metrics that leasholders/ space commercial users can be expect to live up to
Carter great point and yes lets count on that
Wrath of Gnon has a great thread on twitter today on this topic. He proposes more Walkable communities and community cops. Get cops out of cars, and back on the walking beat.
Human Centered Design
Thank you everyone. We need to spread all these good news and practices! Great job, organizers!
Yessss thank you Daphne!
Thanks again, Justin. Awesome points.
Curb cut effect: https://ssir.org/articles/entry/the_curb_cut_effect
thank you, Justin
On Disability Theory & the History of Universal Design
Stewardship is a powerful concept, in neighborhoods.
How do we move forward, what is the next step?
Design for Aging should be included given the high vulnerability of seniors.
RBD for Covid!
AARP as an advocacy group
Next on the agenda: tax reform! Charge for parking!
Public space and open streets in relation to availability and accessibility of efficient mass public transportation. This is a problem in developing countries. From the Philippines here.
The Design Corps Survey form on the website says ‘Unable to send form. Please try again later’. Is there an alternate email address/ contact to get involved?
What do you think is possible to do for this summer given summer has already started temperature wise. A lot of the discussion involves longer term effort. Maybe distinguish between emergency action and longer term action?
Could existing community ag models of orgs like East New York Farms that include (or used to include) summer youth programs be used as a stewardship model?
Center for Active Design, particularly on Assembly and its evolution
How many noodles can you purchase with $400?
How could landscape architects be a part of this conversation? Would swimming in Hudson River and the New York Harbor be a good idea to cool our city?
$ is an issue for concepts of stewardship because the model of volunteerism favors well resourced communities, something for us all to remain aware of
If you are having trouble submitting the form on the website, you can send any feedback to email@example.com
Epidemiologists who can help connect the data and the expected changes that we'll see as these relate to co-morbidities
Take the money from the Police budget.
Planners and designers need to get better at inserting themselves into the agencies that are receiving federal funds. Some are OEMS and others are housing depts,
pippa brashear - YES but it is also a point of opportunity for employment if we re-allocate funding
Speaking of epidemiology and health in the built environment, a team in the UDF fellowship did a great report on this https://issuu.com/catherinerjoseph/docs/design-as-preventative-care
Citizen science outreach programs to create the space for the conversation about extreme heat and what that means for current and near-term coping capacity
And YES - people calling for defunding police departments are talking about repurposing that budget for community investment, we should help them understand ways to spend that?
Nina Cooke John
volunteerism also favors those professionals who have the resources to be able to forgo reimbursement.
Candelaria Mas Pohmajevic
On youth, how could this program kickstart teenagers and kids of vulnerable neighborhoods to become the next urban designers/architects? The field needs more diversity!
Kate Orff | Columbia CRCL
Maybe in NYC more can be done with DOE and CUNY, on their various campuses across the city.
WITH the students
Youth-Led design team is s way
recommend checking out the work of GCC (Gowanus canal conservancy) and their stem program
Check out recent Earth Day @ AIANY: https://calendar.aiany.org/2020/04/16/webinar-earth-day-dialogue-designing-for-planetary-and-public-health/
June, YES on CUNY and design corp
And Jeremy Hoffman's work in Richmond re: youth engagement
How can we create cleaner public spaces,( by city management cleaning the streets) cleanliness is a great first step towards public well being and a first step towards change in NYC before we can implement redesigns of our public spaces?
https://www.creativementornetwork.org/ advocates for inclusive design. Consider being a mentor
Back to a way earlier comment: agree it would be great to keep sharing and learning ways we can cool our cities and environments with solutions that also reduce emissions and help on the climate mitigation side… all-electric heat pumps, nature/trees, better ventilation, renewably-sourced micro-grids with batteries, etc. instead of A/C units and generators… thanks
(Made in Brownsville)
can you save & share the chat? I don't seem to be able to on my device! this is a great resource for all.
collaboration with Williamsburg HS of Architecture and Design?
Can we make space for engaging and collaborating with those experiencing homelessness in NYC?
Ask the block party-goers/stick ball players who have been in the streets for decades
yes we can share the chat! and will share the recording
can we ask some well healed private companies who could use some better community/ civic minded PR - usual suspects; apple, amazon, google, facebook-
NYCCT collaborating with the student body is working with all neighborhoods
The city cut funding for the summer youth employment program, so there are many many youth who need work/something to do.
yes AMY - that is why youth employment as a part of the program is key - both in the design phase AND implmentation
yes! plz save & share chat
Thad can share the Heat charrette results
Many great responses
There’s a desire in Fort George for public space design and planning to help mediate between uses of the street by different parts of the community that come into conflict, and good opportunities for partnership.
we have started collecting design ideas for the transition in Instagram: @designforsixfeet
Urban Design Forum and Van Alen are also engaged and reaching out to many of the under-resourced local BIDs to help their local retailers and stakeholders with public space efforts and would be a good partner for this effort
Agreed. Speed of trust is important.
A Citywide Equity BID/Conservancy can be proof of concept for creating a 'Department of Care'
that is direct from BlackSpace
Thank you to all speakers and interest from the audience, we need all hands on deck to make this work.
I agree with the comments on volunteerism that it favors people and communities with resources—which means you are potentially excluding the people who would be most impactful (not to mention they wouldn’t get those same opportunities). Especially when you’re aiming to serve marginalized communities, it is important to pay people doing this important work. I have a background in international development and too often you see people from privileged backgrounds doing the work without deep community relationships or the insight that comes with lived experience (not to mention that they often don’t have the trust of the community—and not without reason, of course!). If there are resources, I would really hope you can consider paying the people who participate in the Resilience Design Corps.
Kate Orff | Columbia CRCL
Fantastic session and look forward to allyship & next steps - Kate
love the idea of the Department of Care! thanks Justin
Thank you to everyone for starting the conversation and inviting in so many professionals to work together!
Thanks for this event. Looking forward to the work!
thank you to all the presenters!
Thanks everyone! Great debate
Kate Orff | Columbia CRCL
Thank you to all the speakers - Great to see so many familiar faces.
Thank you all. Great discussion
Thank you from Cambridge MA
Thank you !!
Thank you so much!
thank you all
Kate Orff | Columbia CRCL
Thad and all speakers !thanks
Thank you from Boston!
Evren Ulker Kacar
Gonzalo Lopez Garrido
Maximilien Chong Lee Shin
Thank you all!
Thanks everyone, stay safe
Thank you this was really great!