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NEW York City’s Governors Island has revealed plans to create a public living laboratory to find a solution to climate change.
The Center for Climate Solutions will be a space for researchers, advocates, innovators, students and members of the public to gather from all over the world to meaningfully discuss climate change.
The proposal includes a living laboratory that will showcase environmentally friendly practices through public art and programming.
Above: The proposed living laboratory for Governors Island (image courtesy of WXY Architecture + Urban Design / Bloomimages).
There will also be space for environmental justice organisations and environmental non-profits to research and host programs, while an academic institution will be set up to study the impacts of climate change.
All buildings on the site will adhere to flood-resistant construction methods.
Above: Buildings on the site will be flood-resistant (image courtesy of WXY Architecture + Urban Design / Bloomimages).
The Trust for Governors Island expects the center to generate more than 8,000 new jobs and USD $1BN for the city of New York.
The Trust is working with stakeholders, local elected officials, agencies and New Yorkers to now bring this vision to life.
A proposal to rezone the south island for academic, commercial, non-profit, cultural, convening and hospitality facilities is expected to enter the city’s formal public land-use review process in October.
Header image courtesy of WXY Architecture + Urban Design / Bloomimages.