Daylighting the Water: Design for Urban River Restoration

Van Alen Institute presents a special conversation on urban river restoration, exploring case studies of how buried waterways can be revealed for civic life. Participating panelists include the Boston-based landscape architect Mikyoung Kim (Mikyoung Kim Design), who designed a central segment of the Cheonggyecheon River’s reinvented public realm; William Kuhl (Saratoga Associates), who played a key role in daylighting the Saw Mill River in Yonkers, New York, a waterway tunneled underground in the 1920s and recently revived as a multifaceted civic amenity; and Gena Wirth (SCAPE / Landscape Architecture), whose firm’s competition-winning vision for Town Branch Commons in downtown Lexington, Kentucky uses local limestone geology as inspiration for a new public space network along the path of the city’s long-buried stream.

This event is presented in conjunction with our current exhibition, Deconstruction/Construction: The Cheonggyecheon River Project in Seoul.


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013
    06:30 pm

  • Where: 

    Van Alen Institute
    30 West 22nd Street
    Ground Floor
    New York, New York

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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