Pratt Institute's graduate Preservation & Planning Spring semester studio will be focused on the Columbia Waterfront neighborhood of Brooklyn. Their goal is to assess the land uses, economic conditions, and quality-of-life issues in the neighborhood and make recommendations as to how to address physical deficiencies, preserve historic and contemporary places of value to the community, and enhance economic development. The students will conduct place-based research and community outreach, prepare an analysis of the strengths/weaknesses/opportunities/threats in the neighborhood, and develop plan elements that address these conditions. The goal of the studio's work will be to prepare a final plan and present it the community.
A key component of the studio is consultation with community members, beginning with an open meeting on Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 pm at LICH. The agenda will include a brief presentation of historical information compiled last semester, followed by a forum where participants will be asked to share their concerns about and aspirations for the neighborhood.
Meeting Date: January 28, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: LICH building onHicks Street, just off Atlantic Avenue. We’re reserved under Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Assn. / Pratt Presentation. The security guard will direct you to conference room F/G -which is a short distance down the hall.
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