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Public Forum: Working Waterfront and Transportation of Goods

December 3, 2019: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning 26 Broadway New York, NY 10004 map
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Join the Waterfront Alliance in Partnership with the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) and co-host the Cornell College of Architecture, Art, and Planning for a forum on the future of New York City’s waterfront.

Next year the Department of City Planning (DCP) will release the next NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, which will guide waterfront planning and policy in the city for the next 10 years. This is an important time to set the course of action for our waterfront for the next decade and beyond.

This forum will be an opportunity to learn and engage around waterfront issues and to provide input into the state of water quality and natural resources, as well as provide input on ecological and shoreline restoration, water quality improvement, and public access challenges and opportunities.

What should the future of NYC’s waterfront look like?

As part of city-wide community engagement and research gathering effort, these forums are an important opportunity for New Yorkers to learn and engage around key waterfront issues and to actively inform the waterfront planning process.

Specifically, this forum will seek input on the working waterfront and movement of goods. Today, the Port of New York and New Jersey is the second busiest port in the country. Increasing roadway congestion, demand for renewable energy, and more waterborne transport is driving innovation on our waterfronts and waterways. Yet today, the many pieces of our complex maritime ports are hidden away in industrial areas, often inaccessible and not visible to the public, and as a result, most residents of the New York and New Jersey metro area are largely unaware of the important role that working vessels, tugboats, barges, dock workers, shipyards, and logistics, among others, play in our lives and economy.

This public forum will convene local stakeholders — residents, maritime companies, community groups, and local leaders, local organizations, and waterfront enthusiasts of all kinds.

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