Restoring Public Spaces

“The Private Sector and the Restoration and Maintenance of Public Open Space” will be addressed by Brian Sahd, Vice President of Community Development at the New York Restoration Project on Friday, April 8 at 12:30 p.m. in Titsworth Lecture Hall.

The New York Restoration Project is a not-for-profit dedicated to restoring, revitalizing and developing under-funded parks, community gardens and open space in New York City, primarily in economically disadvantaged communities.

A contributing author in Community Based Organizations (Wayne State University Press, 2004), Sahd’s published work focuses on community development corporations in the South Bronx. Over the past eight years he worked on some of New York City's most innovative grass-roots development and land use projects. Sahd believes that clean and green neighborhoods are fundamental to the quality of life.

The lecture is part of a series The River and the Region: Environmental Issues and Advocacy in the Hudson River Valley organized by Charles Zerner, the Barbara B. and Bertram J. Professor in Environmental Studies and Karen Rader, holder of the Marilyn Simpson Chair for Science and Society. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (914) 395-2411.