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Re-envisioning Branch Libraries Presentation at Japan Society

January 6, 2015

On Thursday, December 4, Architecture League of New York and Center for an Urban Future hosted presentations and panel discussions of the Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries studies.  Karen, along with James Lima and Leah Meisterlin presented our proposal to use data to inform system-wide policy and zoning changes, along with design excellence, to foster community enriching co-developments on new and existing library sites.

Our panel was made up of Vicki Been – Commissioner, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Michelle de la Uz – Executive Director, Fifth Avenue Committee, Mark Dempsey – President, Philip H. Corboy Foundation, David Kramer – Principal, Hudson Companies, and Brad Lander – Council Member, New York City Council.  The panel discussion was moderated by Jonathan Bowles – Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future.

Our proposal was also featured in the article, “Modern Public Libraries Might Help Renters Afford NYC,” by Brady Dale for Next City.

Karen, James, and Leah will be giving a follow up presentation on Monday, January 12, at 6:30pm, hosted by The School of Media Studies at The New School at the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, in Arnhold Hall.  We hope to see you there!  And be sure to stay tuned for more news about Branch Libraries moving forward keep an eye out for more #libraryideas on twitter!