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Friday, October 23 • 2:20pm - 2:30pm
Demonstrating the Obvious: The Haven Project

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Since the first human settlements, people have understood that proximity to nature and open space is fundamental to every aspect of quality of life. But cities are not organized to optimally develop open space, because the landscape of a city falls under many ownerships, both public and private. With Mott Haven in the South Bronx as its laboratory, the Haven Project aims to demonstrate—through a revolutionary combination of capital renovation and data collection—that optimizing the built environment will measurably increase local health, safety, economic activity, and joy.

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Deborah Marton

Executive Director, New York Restoration Project
Deborah Marton has dedicated her career to public space in New York City, with a special focus on merging natural systems with the built environment. She joined New York Restoration Project (NYRP) in 2011, bringing extensive experience moving municipal projects from conception to... Read More →

Friday October 23, 2015 2:20pm - 2:30pm PDT
The TimesCenter

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