Creating Change with Spofford-Market

Majora Carter

Wednesday 19 September, 2012
6:30pm, $0

Columbia University, Wood Auditorium
1172 Amsterdam Avenue

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In the late 1990s Majora Carter took a bold step into the world of urban planning. She simultaneously re-routing a Giuliani-era plan for additional waste handling in the South Bronx, and converting policy towards positive green development in environmental justice neighborhoods. One $1.25M Federal Transportation planning grant later, designs and plans for the South Bronx Greenway – an 11 mile network of bike and pedestrian paths meant to connect neighborhoods to the river front and each other with cost-effective, low impact storm water management capacity, local entrepreneurship opportunities, and active living features to improve public health and reduce traffic congestion.

Majora Carter Group, LLC helps clients connect the value of government, business & industry and community, bridging the gaps between clients and the interests we all want served. MCG will leverage its integrity and abilities to bring disparate parties together, helping to break the impasse between sustainability goals and entrenched inter-stakeholder distrust. We create an environment where all dreams can thrive. Based on research gleaned from seven successful years heading Sustainable South Bronx, and other findings from cities and universities worldwide, the services MCG offers to concentrated environmental problems are grounded in a progressive economic development approach.

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