August 14, 2012 | Kingsborough Community College
A distinguished interdisciplinary panel will explore waterfronts’ future in the era of climate change
Brooklyn, N.Y., August 15 – Kingsborough Community College (KCC) today announced that it will host a roundtable discussion, “Brooklyn Under Water: Confronting a Landscape of Risk,” on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, from 5 to 7 pm, in the college’s Art Gallery. The event, organized by the Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center at New York City College of Technology and KCC, will be an interdisciplinary conversation about the future of Brooklyn’s waterfronts in the age of climate change
The event speakers, representing a wide range of expertise, including architecture, history, city planning, biology, and geophysics, will explore what should be considered as we confront rising sea levels. Panelists include faculty from KCC and New York City College of Technology as well as special guests Klaus Jacob, geophysicist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and Michael Marella, Director of Waterfront and Open Space Planning at the New York City Department of City Planning. The Audience will be invited to participate in the discussion and debate.