Development of strategies to make the Broadway corridor in Manhattan from Madison Square Park to Union Square park more pedestrian oriented and safe. This would also enhance economic development
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy NY Sea Grant worked with State officials and marina industry representatives to help business get the resources they needed to begin to recover from this disaster. NYSG documented storm related losses and assisted industry leaders and state officials in identifying, implementing and increasing awareness of grant programs to facilitate recovery efforts. These efforts helped marinas receive over $10 million in storm recovery grants representing the largest percentage of money awarded for any small business sector in the state.
My work focuses on the ecological and social potential of urban rivers, and especially on integrating changing environmental conditions and cultural values through design. I am interested in how landscape architecture, with its history of constructing beloved outdoor places that are also ecologically resilient, can learn from and contribute to the critical issues and possibilities that come together in urban rivers. My geographic focus includes New York state and South America, in part because these two geographies share many characteristics and histories.
Pests are defined as organisms that reduce the availability, quality or value of a resource or human health. Whether at work, home, school or play, we may be challenged by pests that sting, bite, cause allergens, contaminate food, or transmit disease. To help New Yorkers manage pests in ways that minimize environmental, health and economic risks, presentations are offered to organizations, companies and communities.
This project, working withthe National Park System, NPS, considered new resilient landscpe methods in response to seal level rise and catastrophic sorm events.
This project has sought to elucidate the life cycles of two rust diseases that are relatively new to New York, pear trellis rust and Japanese apple rust. Finding the rest of the life cycle (as it is being carried out in New York) has required the use of molecular techniques to identify the rust on its juniper hosts. Recently surveys were successful in identifying a host for the pear trellis rust, and two hosts for the Japanese apple rust, providing the green industry with information needed to make good choices for what ornamentals should not be paired together in the landscape.
This study, funded by NY Sea Grant, will contribute to oyster restoration efforts in the Hudson/Rariton Estuary (HRE) by developing a new strategy for both optimizing restoration design and evaluating restoration success using cutting-edge genomic methods to track larval dispersal patterns. In the second major objective, analysis of the functional genetics related to survival across diverse HRE habitats will be used to adaptively model which brood stock source population(s) will best serve restoration goals under projected climate-change scenarios.
While New York state is urging coastal property owners and managers to use living shorelines as the preferred method for erosion control for environmental reasons, these audiences didn't have the information they needed to make intelligent choices regarding the suitability of this approach for their particular sites. New York Sea Grant organized a workshop that brought together top experts in this field to share their expertise with New York audiences.
CCE NY EDEN responded to Hurricane Sandy based on previous experience with Hurricanes Lee and Irene. As a result of this response, CCE gained in creased visibility and relevance in disaster readiness and response, which will be increasingly important as intensity and frequency of storms and emergencies continue to rise.
Graduate students in Landscape Architecture considered re-development options for this last large parcel on Manhattan's west side.