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Troubled Waters? (NYC)

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Join the Pace Academy and Pace Law School on Thursday, May 15, for Who Owns the Waterfront?, an exciting panel discussion on one of NYC’s treasures.

On Thursday, May 15, at 7:00 p.m. in Lecture Hall North on the NYC Campus, the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and Pace Law School will host Who Owns the Waterfront?, a panel discussion about the past, present, and future of one of the city’s most precious assets.

Topics include the history of the NYC waterfront, historic preservation, waterfront development, and the public trust doctrine.

Panelists include:
Daniel E. Estrin, Supervising Attorney, Environmental Litigation Clinic, Pace Law School
Tom McKnight, Executive Vice President and co-head of the Planning, Development and Transportation Department, NYC Economic Development Corporation
Robert LaValva, Founder and President, New Amsterdam Market
Roland Lewis, President and CEO, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance

The panel will be moderated by Jason J. Czarnezki, Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law at Pace Law School.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so RSVP at

And though it’s the end of the semester, the fun’s not over at the Pace Academy. On June 11–14, they’ll be co-sponsoring the 2014 AESS (Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences) Conference: Welcome to the Anthropocene, alongside PIERS.