Open House New York invites you to watch a presentation on the Center for Climate Solutions on Governors Island with Clare Newman, President and CEO of the Trust for Governors Island and Claire Weisz, Principal of WXY Architecture + Urban Design, which consulted on the design parameters and research for the project.
From flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Ida to record-breaking temperatures, New York City is suffering acute impacts from the climate crisis. In the wake of these disasters, the city has also demonstrated its resilience in the face of recovery, investing in green infrastructure and jobs that help position New York City as a global leader on climate change. One notable investment is the proposed Center for Climate Solutions, announced by the City of New York and Trust for Governors Island in 2020, conceived as a global institution dedicated for advancing climate change research, education, and action.
Housed on Governors Island, where it will embrace the harbor of one of the world’s greatest coastal cities, the center will combine research and innovation, testing and development, and education and public engagement in a single physical hub. At completion, the center is envisioned to include an anchor academic or research institution, research facilities, and opportunities for convening and public engagement, creating an estimated 7,000 direct jobs and nearly $1 billion in fiscal impact for New York City.
On February 8, OHNY hosted an engaging conversation and presentation about this groundbreaking initiative and what it could mean for the future of how cities respond to the climate crisis. Newman and Weisz described the ambitious design goals for the project, and share the vision for this historic place.
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Projects in Planning
Open House New York’s Projects in Planning series explores a single project in its early stages of development to deepen public awareness and understanding of notable developments on the boards across the five boroughs, and how the project is shaping the city’s future growth and accessibility.