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January 4, 2007

AIA Screening: Brooklyn Matters

Thursday, 01/04/2007, 6:00–8:30pm (RSVP)

Brooklyn is distinctly different and yet such an important part of New York City. The names itself brings to mind tree-lined streets, finely carved rowhouses and beautiful churches and diverse communities, rich in cultural life and ethnic heritage. On the upswing, vibrant and rebuilding itself, Brooklyn faces a new challenge—an uncommon development, designed by world famous architect Frank Gehry, that threatens to redirect Brooklyn’s future and reshape its identity.

BROOKLYN MATTERS is an insightful documentary which reveals the fuller truth about the Atlantic Yards proposal and highlights how a few powerful men are circumventing community participation and planning principles to try to push their own interests forward.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion between: * Isabel Hill, Director and Producer; * Julia Vitullo-Martin; * Ted Liebman, FAIA; * Stuart Pertz, former member of the NYC Planning Commission, and * Ron Shiffman.

Sponsored by: Center for Architecture
Location: Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place (Directions)
Price: Free

Posted by lumi at January 4, 2007 11:18 AM