The AIA New York Chapter’s annual Procrastinators’ Days benefits members of the New York design community by arranging a full day of AIA/CES registered educational sessions, allowing them to meet their AIA membership and state licensing education requirements before the end of the year. Tricia participated in a panel discussion with the Design Trust’s El Space team, sharing her passion for both community engagement and activating underused urban spaces.
Transforming El-Space Across New York
Provider: Design Trust for Public Space (via AIA New York)
Speakers: Susan Chin, FAIA, Hon ASLA, Tricia Martin, RLA, LEED AP, Leni Schwendinger, and Wendy Feuer
Elevated infrastructure divides communities across New York, from train lines in the Bronx to highways in Syracuse. Negative impact of this infrastructure is well documented, but less well known are nascent attempts by nonprofits and municipalities to reclaim this ‘el-space’ for the public. Creative design and extensive cooperation between design disciplines and government agencies can transform these unique urban sites into safe, attractive, and environmentally friendly connections between communities.
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