Research & Strategic Partnerships presents
Transportation Equity & the Future of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
A panel discussion featuring:
Henry Gutman, former Commissioner, Department of Transportation,
and current Chair, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Tiffany-Ann Taylor, Vice President for Transportation, the Regional Plan Association
Stephen Nessen, (moderator), reporter, WNYC News
Lena Afridi, Interim Director, Pratt Center for Community Development will provide a brief introduction.
Monday, December 5, at 6:30 PM
Higgins Hall Auditorium
61 St. James Place
Free & open to the public; reservations required
The profound problems facing the deteriorating Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) are as urgent as any other challenges currently confronting the city. What conflicting concerns are preventing crucial policy development that could address this critical situation? And how does the crumbling infrastructure of the BQE encapsulate the issues inherent in creating an equitable system of transportation? Join us for a discussion exploring these & other pressing questions as we discuss the BQE, the operational & political issues surrounding decision-making about the city's infrastructure, & how these decisions can have dramatically different racial & socio-economic impacts.
Supported by Pratt Presents
This event is part of Pratt Institute's new Design Equity initiative, a provocative series of discussions & events dedicated to shaping a sustainable & just future in New York City (and beyond). As we move out of the pandemic & into a new chapter, how will civic & creative leaders effect positive change in arenas such as housing, climate resilience, education, & more. Design Equity will also highlight the ways in which Pratt's faculty & alumni bring their creative education & community-first approach to spark change & create a more just & sustainable tomorrow.