March 2009 – Webcast (Freshkills Park)


“The Restoration of Freshkills from Landfill to Park: Setting a Research Agenda” featured an overview of the plan to create Freshkills Park in New York City, transforming it from a former landfill into a public park. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years, and the largest conversion of a landfill to public open space in the country. This webcast session featured Erika Svendsen and Lindsay Campbell, US Forest Service, NYC Urban Field Station with Eloise Hirsh, Freshkills Park Administrator and Carrie Grassi, Land Use Review Outreach Manager, from the New York City Parks & Recreation. The webcast orginally was held on March 31, 2009.

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You can view this informative webcast below using the embedded video viewer. Just click on Play and the video will start momentarily. Alternatively, you may download a copy to your own PC. Simply right-click on the provided link and save the presentation to your desktop or other appropriate directory. You can then open the file once it is downloaded and view it by using the default Windows Media Player software.

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