[SPN-Discussion] GreenHomeNYC - July Forum: Spotlight on Parks - Bigger and Better - 7/19

Gregory Thomas gregory at greenhomenyc.org
Fri Jul 7 11:48:24 PDT 2017

*GreenHomeNYC - July Forum: Spotlight on Parks - Bigger and Better*

Wednesday, July 19th at Fujitsu General America

Two NYC Parks Expanding Park Area by Almost 8.5 Square Miles!

Central Park, at a mere 1.31 square miles, is nothing in comparison to
Freshkills Park and the Hudson River Parks Conservancy – two giants that
are each over 4 square miles. NYC has been expanding park areas for
decades, and these are two great examples of the repurposing of areas that
many thought would never recover. Today, one is a shining example of
success, the second might become one of our great wildlife
sanctuaries…..who knew? Come listen to these two highly dedicated Parks
experts, as they explain the day-to-day operations in their parks.

Hudson River Park


Freshkills Park


Date: Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM -8:00 PM
Place: Fujitsu General America, 1450 Broadway, 42nd floor, New York, NY

*Register Here!*


Our speakers this month include:

*Eloise Hirsh, Freshkills Park Administrator at NYC Parks*

Eloise Hirsh is the Administrator of Freshkills Park and at 2200 acres,
this project is one of the most ambitious public works projects in the
City’s history. The transformation of what was the City’s biggest landfill
for 50 years, into a productive, vital, beautiful destination open to all
is a powerful symbol of renewal with challenges and opportunities on an
unprecedented scale. Eloise spent 18 years in Pittsburgh, where she was
Mayor Tom Murphy’s Director of City Planning during his first two terms,
Director of the Mayor’s Commission on Public Education, and, as firm
principal of the consulting firm Iron Hill Associates, led projects on open
space preservation and development, transportation issues, affordable
housing and child and family welfare. Eloise spent 20 years in New York
City government where her responsibilities ranged from infrastructure and
park management as First Deputy Commissioner of New York City’s Department
of Parks and Recreation, to labor relations and productivity improvement as
Director of New York City’s first Labor Management Productivity Committee.

*Noreen Doyle, Executive Vice President at Hudson River Park Trust*

Noreen Doyle serves as the Executive Vice President for the Hudson River
Park Trust, managing multiple divisions of staff, overseeing environmental
and land use planning, and engaging local community members and elected
officials on policy and operations decisions.   Current projects include
representing the Trust in ongoing public discussions about the future of
Pier 40 and helping guide the design process for Pier 26, a public park
pier with an environmental focus.  Previously, she was a Vice President at
AKRF, Inc., a leading environmental and planning consultant in Manhattan,
where she helped manage projects like the Second Avenue Subway and Queens
West.  She has also held other positions in the public, private and
non-profit sectors.  Noreen has a BA from Smith College and pursued a
doctorate in Comparative Literature at New York University.

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Monthly Forums Planning Committee | GreenHomeNYC | gregory at greenhomenyc.org
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