Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York
Monday, October 27 at 6:30 pm
Join Ted Steinberg, Professor of Law and History at Case Western Reserve University for a discussion of his new book Gotham Unbound, which uses an ecological lens to chart the transformation of the New York region over three centuries, from island estuary to one of the world’s most densely populated cities. As we approach the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Steinberg will use his book and its historical perspective to address the urgent question: Can New York City survive the sea? Steinberg will consider what the city has done in the past to deal with coastal flooding, as well as its current plans to protect the city’s waterfront. Following his presentation, he will be joined by Kate Ascher, author of The Works and The Heights, and Milstein Professor of Urban Development at Columbia University, for a conversation and audience Q & A.
Free for Museum members; $12 students/seniors; $16 general public.
For more information, or to order tickets by phone, please call 917.492.3395.