The New York Times has asked me to present Street Creeks at their Cities for Tomorrow conference at the Times Center on July 19. They've pulled together a wide range of thinkers and doers looking to make cities work better for everyone on many levels, and I'll be approaching it from the Street Creeks "rain and poop" angle... If you're in town, please join! http://nytcitiesfortomorrow.com/
Inhabitat Senior Editor Yuka Yoneda interviewed me about Street Creeks, and the result is a great summary of what we're trying to do and where we are.
Dwell asked me to present Street Creeks as part of their Dwell On Design Conference, held in Soho from October 9-11.
Emily Lloyd, the new Commissioner for the NYC DEP, is looking for ways for her agency to incorporate more innovative approaches to addressing the city's CSO and street flooding issues, and has invited me to meet with her and her senior team to explore opportunities for Street Creeks to help. I met her in July when I moderated a panel at the NY Conference on Water that she was on, and we had a very productive conversation. The DEP would be a key ally in implementing Street Creeks on a large scale in NYC, so I am hopeful we can get Street Creeks incorporated as a serious component of the city's storm water management toolkit. Our meeting is on September 18. I'll send an update after.
For his hidden stream mapping work in the Gowanus watershed, and he gives Street Creeks a plug while he's at it.
Curbed gives Street Creeks a solid story - including showing several of our renderings - in their story "Imagining A Cleaner Future For The Icky Gowanus Canal."
The Times's "The Once and Future Gowanus" article provides a good overview of the many issues converging on the Gowanus, and profiles Street Creeks as one strategy to address the environmental challenges.
Urban stormwater runoff is a serious problem, overloading sewage treatment plants and polluting waterways. Now, various U.S. cities are creating innovative green infrastructure — such as rain gardens and roadside plantings — that mimics the way nature collects and cleanses water.
Fans of Gowanus, your time has finally arrived. The TEDxGowanus conference will see people with big Gowanus-related ideas gather by the neighborhood’s notoriously disease-ridden waterway to share their thoughts in snappy spoken-word presentations. All tickets to attend have sold out, but you can still stream the event live online on Jan. 26. We have rounded up the five most Gownus-centric talks to keep an eye on.
I presented Street Creeks at TED's inaugural TED@250 talk.