Led By Adam Benditsky, New York City Housing Authority and Department of Environmental Protection
A costal metropolis with an aging infrastructure, NYC is acutely at risk for climate disaster. This tour, led by City Planner and NYCHA Program Manager for Green Infrastructure, Adam Benditsky, will explore the Bronx’s largest housing project, Edenwald, through the lens of climate resiliency. We’ll use the development’s vast green Infrastructure (GI) assets as a backdrop for understanding the City’s plans for managing the worst effects of climate change. We’ll discuss how NYCHA’s growing GI portfolio is working to clean our waterways and prevent flooding while developing multi-functional resident amenities. We’ll also examine the importance of community engagement, cross-agency collaboration and the challenges as well as opportunities facing the city as we attempt to navigate the existential threat of climate change.
This walk will cover half of the 49 Acre Edenwald Houses site. The entire tour will be on paved walkways and all areas are accessible to people with mobility concerns. There are some minor up and down slopes along the route. Stamina for a 60 minute slow paced walking tour is needed. Edenwald House can be accessed by walking from the Baychester Avenue stop on the 5 train or by multiple city busses.
RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.