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Invisible Water, Invisible Watersheds: The Gowanus Canal as a Case Study

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


As city dwellers walk paved streets, below their feet run streams and water. While invisible, this water is hardly benign. Join us as we use the Gowanus Canal as a case study for a discussion of urban ecology, stressed city ecosystems, and innovative design solutions. Eric Sanderson, senior conservation ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society and director of the Manahatta Project; Kate Orff, MacArthur Award-winning landscape architect whose firm, SCAPE, has designed a visionary plan for the Gowanus Canal; and Andrea Parker, executive director of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy are moderated by Jarrett Murphy of City Limits.


Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
(718) 222-4111