Roosevelt Island: A Vibrant Sustainable Community

Janes Walk

Led By Theodore Liebman, FAIA, Principal, Perkins Eastman Architects, Vice President and Board Member, Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU), Senior Fellow, Global Urban Development (GUD) AND JUDITH BERDY, Roosevelt Island Historic Society

We will review the history of the island and its change from the infamous Welfare Island to today’s vibrant Roosevelt Island community and the 1969 Johnson Plan and its execution. We will review all the architecture, the restoration of landmarks, and sustainability features on the island, the tram and subway, the new Cornell Tech University and Four Freedoms Park created as a memorial to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and designed by Louis I. Kahn.

The walk will include some walking, with a couple of rides on the free Roosevelt Island bus.
Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Sunday, May 8, 2022
11:00 AM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Language: English
Wall with names of park founders on it at Four Freedoms Park. Long Island City can be seen in the background.
Four Freedoms Park with Long Island City in the background. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, King of Hearts. Modifications: photo cropped and made black and white.