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Tuesday, May 24 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Swimming and Public Access for the 21st-Century Urban Waterfront: Reclaiming Waterfronts for Recreation

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Innovative design, masterful engineering, and improved water quality are driving interest in floating structures and urban renewal projects that increase waterfront access. Paris launched a floating pool in the Seine and eco-friendly floating homes dot the waterfront in Amsterdam, yet limits to local access still persist in our region and innovative projects are largely driven by private development. This panel discusses the trend, with leaders in design and community development who envision active places of nature, recreation, and play along waterfronts.

Available for CEUs from APA, AIA & ASLA
Panel sponsored by Two Trees Management

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Tricia Shimamura

Director of Community Affairs, Office of Manhattan Borough President
Tricia Shimamura is a social worker, a mom, and a proud resident of the Upper East Side. She is currently the director of community affairs for Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine. She has spent her career fighting to preserve and enhance the East River Esplanade and activate... Read More →
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Noelle A. Thurlow

Director, Resilience Adventures
Noelle Thurlow is the founder and director of Resilience Adventures, which fosters a deeper connection to the natural world through kayaking, paddleboarding, and hands-on STEM programs on the Hudson River. Resilience works to enhance and protect access to the nature that exists in... Read More →
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Michelle Young

Founder, Untapped New York
Michelle Young is the founder of Untapped New York. She is a graduate of Harvard College in the history of art and architecture and holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she is an adjunct... Read More →
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Capri Djatiasmoro

Marathon Swim Events Director, CIBBOWS
Capri Djatiasmoro has been swimming in NYC waters since 2003. In 2005, she founded CIBBOWS, a 501(c)3 corporation, offering open water swim clinics and group swims, with the goal to help swimmers transition from pool to open water. As swim race director, she coordinated permitting... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Keeping History Room (3rd Floor)