Holly Leicht to Lead Panel on Catalytic Role of West Side Parks

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

NY4P Executive Director Holly Leicht will lead a discussion Tuesday night at the Center for Architecture in Manhattan that explores not only the catalytic impact open space has had along Manhattan's west side, but also how new parks will further shape the area.

The panel will feature the designers of the High Line, Hudson River Park and Hudson Park & Boulevard. These parks and open spaces will complement and connect to the more than 14 acres of open space being developed and maintained by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group at Hudson Yards.

Panelists will discuss the planning and programming of one of the largest networks of parks and open spaces undertaken in decades, how they impact community building and the importance of rezoning in the planning process.
The event is part an eight-week speaker series that brings together the celebrated architects, designers, civic leaders, City partners and developers who are redefining New York’s skyline. The series complements the Design(in) the New Heart of New York exhibition currently on display at the Center for Architecture’s Breakthrough Space Gallery through June 30th.  


Holly Leicht, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Parks
Matthew Johnson, Senior Associate at Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Peter Mullan, Vice President for Planning & Design at Friends of the High Line
Lisa Switkin, Associate Partner at James Corner Field Operations
Matthew Urbanski, RLA, Principal at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates


Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place, Manhattan

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