Bed-Stuy Joins Summit On NYC Coronavirus Recovery

BED-STUY, BROOKLYN — Recovery strategies from architects, engineers, lawyers, planners and community health experts for New York City neighborhoods hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic will be unveiled for the first time next week. A two-part virtual summit, set to start Tuesday, will bring together groups who have been working […]

BED-STUY, BROOKLYN — Recovery strategies from architects, engineers, lawyers, planners and community health experts for New York City neighborhoods hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic will be unveiled for the first time next week.

A two-part virtual summit, set to start Tuesday, will bring together groups who have been working for months with “Neighborhoods Now,” an initiative set up by the Urban Design Forum and Van Allen Institution to channel free resources into recovery strategies.

The community groups — hailing from Bed-Stuy, Jackson Heights, Kingsbridge, the Lower East Side and Washington Heights — will use the summit to highlight work they’ve done since the initiative started and discuss their goals for a longer-term recovery.

“Throughout the summer, these organizations collaborated with coalitions of architects, engineers, lawyers, and planners from Van Alen and Urban Design Forum’s collective network,” organizers wrote. “Together, they have developed tailored solutions for shared gathering spaces, including restaurants, storefronts, civic and cultural organizations, parks, and streets.”

Here’s how to join the summit:

Tuesday, October 6, 11:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Part 1 of the Summit convenes the Kingsbridge, Jackson Heights, and Fourth Arts Block working groups to discuss their achievements, their goals for the future, and the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to recovery.

Wednesday, October 7, 11:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Part 2 of the Summit convenes the Bed-Stuy Restoration, Bed-Stuy BID, Washington Heights, University Neighborhood Housing Program, and Cooper Square Committee working groups to discuss their achievements, their goals for the future, and the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to recovery.

Find more information about the initiative here.

This article originally appeared on the Bed-Stuy Patch

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