As AN covered earlier thisÂ month, Mayor de Blasioâ€™s plan to bring affordable housing to Brooklyn Bridge Park has received steep opposition fromÂ localÂ groups in neighboring Brooklyn Heights. They contend new housing development will eat up public space and that under-market housing would not provide necessary funding for park maintenance. Under a Bloomberg-eraÂ plan, revenue from private, market-rate development would help cover upkeep at the Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates-designed park. Under de Blasio, 30 percent of the two proposed towers for theÂ parkâ€“one 31 stories and the other 16â€“would be subsidized.Â The groups opposing that plan have now formalized their opposition against it.
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Nashville Public Square, 2007 Green Roof & Wall Award of Excellence winner,Â Courtesy of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities / Hawkins Partners Landscape Architects.
The green roof and wall industry has always been focused on the role of waterâ€”we canâ€™t sustain green roofs and walls without it.Â The theme of this yearâ€™s CitiesAlive: Green Roof & Wall Conference is â€œWater: The Key To Everything Green.â€ Programming will explore how green roofs and walls can play a key role in onsite stormwater management and a more holistic approach to water use and reuse. Here are some great examples of why water will be the topic on everyoneâ€™s mind in Tennessee.
Opening Plenary: The Great Debateâ€”To Irrigate or Not To Irrigate
The new LEED v4 outdoor water use reduction standards may trigger the removal of irrigation systems on green roofs. Is this good for projects? Or does it threaten viability and longevity? How will green roof and wall installations survive in the face of climate change and unpredictable weather patterns?
Net Zero Water: Boot Camp Launch
We are pleased to announce the roll out of the first two-day Net Zero Water Boot Camp, scheduled November 11-12 to kick off CitiesAlive. The courses cover everything from water capture and storage to treatment and reuse. Other Â½ day training opportunities also available. Upgrade your professional expertise and earn CEUs in Nashville this fall.
Industry Experts Take on The Water Theme
Each year, CitiesAlive features up to 100 panel presenters that address the most up-to-date research, policy and design that drives excellence in the living architecture sector. This year is no exception, featuring two days of top notch programming.
Rebecca Black is the director of business development at Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.Â
FIND OUT MORE
There has never been a better time to come visit Music City. November 12-15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more and register today at www.citiesalive.org.