Friends of Fairsted presents

Rendering of proposed park by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Rendering of proposed park by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

Brooklyn’s Resilient Edge: The Transformation of Industrial Waterfront into Brooklyn Bridge

A lecture by Nate Trevethan, Senior Associate at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and senior
design team member for Brooklyn Bridge Park

Ambitious and visionary goals guide the creative team in their transformation of Brooklyn’s former industrial waterfront into a new public landscape of diverse recreational, economic, ecological and social possibilities: to preserve the historic urban context and the way it is experienced in this dramatic waterfront site. The award-winning design by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates gives voice to physical history, geography, industry, urbanity and evolving recreational needs as it transforms a challenging waterfront into a sustainable public park of monumental vistas and diverse landscape experiences.

March 14, 2013
6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 pm lecture

Wheelock College
43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA

Free and Open to the Public

Seating is limited. Reservations are requested: e-mail or leave a message at 617-566-1689, ext. 265.

Limited street parking available; public parking is not allowed in the Wheelock parking lot. Venue is easily accessible by the MBTA Green line “C” train—Hawes Street or “D” train – Longwood station

Friends of Fairsted gratefully acknowledges the support of the following co-sponsors:

National Park Service, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
Wheelock College
Arnold Arboretum
Boston Society of Landscape Architects
Brookline GreenSpace Alliance
Brookline Historical Society
Charles River Conservancy
Emerald Necklace Conservancy
The Fenway Alliance
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery
Friends of the Public Garden
High Street Hill Association
Historic New England
The Landscape Institute of the Boston Architectural College
Library of American Landscape History
Massachusetts Historical Society
Muddy River Restoration Project Maintenance and Management Oversight Committee
National Association for Olmsted Parks
New England Landscape Design and History Association
Society of Architectural Historians, New England Chapter
The Trustees of Reservations