Lecture: 'High Line'

New York

Speaker: Alexandros Washburn, director Urban Design, New York City Department of City Planning

The High Line is an elevated 1.6-km-long park, located in the western part of downtown Manhattan in New York. The attractiveness of the design in combination with changes to the planning system made the project appeal to private investors. The non-profit organization ‘Friends of the High Line’ took the initiative for the High Line project in 1999. This citizens’ initiative was later adopted and implemented by the New York City Planning Department. Already a legendary pilot project, the scheme demonstrates how an initiative that springs from the community can kindle the enthusiasm of various parties and result in a high-quality urban, public space.

Venue: Dépendance building, Schieblock, Schiekade 189, Rotterdam
Date: 11 October 2011
Starting time: 20:00 hrs
Admission: € 5, to be paid at the door
Language: English
Reservations: events@iabr.nl (reservation recommended)