Tuesday, April 10th, 6:00PM  ·  The Center for New York City Law at New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Open Space Dialogues

Join us Tuesday, April 10, 2018, for Open Space Dialogues: From New Perspectives to Action, an evening of provocative presentations and discussion created by New Yorkers for Parks and WXY architecture + urban design. Following events focusing on open space value, design, development, policy, and financing, we have a panel of leading parks practitioners, decision-makers, activists, and stakeholders. Our panelists will reflect on the interrelated themes of the series and turn their focus to open space and rezonings. By sharing recent work and expertise, or focusing on our case study, Southern Boulevard, they will answer questions regarding some of the most pressing issues facing our city’s open spaces:

  • How have neighborhood-scale rezonings treated open spaces?
  • What tools have stakeholders used to create and communicate open space priorities?
  • For future rezonings, what opportunities and challenges do city agencies and local stakeholders face in prioritizing parks and open spaces as critical infrastructure? 
  • What research or tools can help bolster the role of parks and open spaces in these conversations?

Adam Lubinsky of WXY architecture + urban design will moderate the evening's discussions, with introductions by Lynn Kelly of New Yorkers for Parks.


Deborah Marton, Executive Director, New York Restoration Project
Joe Mayock, Executive Director, Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn
Everette Hamlette, Bronx-based Documentarian
Lucy Robson, Director of Research & Planning, New Yorkers for Parks


Mychal Johnson, Co-Founding Member, South Bronx Unite
Tawkiyah Jordan, Senior Planner, NYC Department of City Planning

The event goes from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 10th.

This event is generously hosted by The Center for New York City Law at New York Law School and supported by The Rockefeller Foundation.