Upcoming CALL Events
November CALL Fellows Forum //
Peggy Shepard, Elliott Maltby & Louis Bailey

Wednesday, November 15th, 6:00pm-8:30pm //
The Penthouse Space, Broadway Housing Communities, 583 Riverside Drive, NY, NY 10031
How can design help urban communities prepare for environmental crises? 

Join CALL for our November Fellows Forum, featuring Peggy Shepard, Elliott Maltby and Louis Bailey discussing design, emergency preparedness, and how urban communities can together face the ecological challenges confronting our cities. 

This forum will center around the work City as Living Laboratory is currently developing in West Harlem in partnership with  WeAct for Environmental Justice: +SPACE/EPIK (Emergency Preparedness and Information Kiosk) for the NYCHA Manhattanville Houses.

+SPACE/EPIK will serve as a focal point for information and activity surrounding emergency preparedness, environmental awareness and community development through the arts at the Manhattanville Houses.


This event is open to all members of the CALL Fellows Program. If you would like to Join the CALL Fellows, visit the link below
Forum Panelists
Peggy Shepard, Founder and Executive Director of WeAct for Environmental Justice
Elliott Maltby , founding partner of  thread collective  and professor in Pratt’s Panning and Sustainable Environmental Systems programs
Louis Bailey , Community Organizer and Outreach Coordinator with WeAct in Northern Manhattan
CALL WALK: Finding Tibbetts Brook
Sunday November 19th, 2:00-3:30pm
Van Cortlandt Park, at the junction of Broadway and 240th street.
The walk will proceed along a proposed route for daylighting Tibbetts Brook, the subject of our project 'Finding Tibbetts Brook.'

This walk will delve deeper into the significant impact daylighting the brook will have on the surrounding communities in the Bronx. Plagued by flooding and ecological hazards from sewer overflow and fractured by poor urban planning, proposals to restore the wetlands, unearth the brook and create a greenway reconnecting the community will transform this area into a safer and more sustainable place to live.

Meeting at the bottom edge of Van Cortlandt park, Charles McKinney, Eric Sanderson and SLO Architecture Principals Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi will guide us along the route of the abandoned CSX railway heading towards the Harlem River, which is the ideal path for the daylighted Tibbetts Brook to flow as it restores balance to the ecology of the Bronx.
Walk Leaders
Charles McKinney, Co-Chairman of City as Living Laboratory, Public Realm Visioneer, and the former Principal Urban Designer for NYC Parks.
Amanda Schachter & Alexander Levi ,
co-founders and principals of SLO Architecture.
Eric Sanderson, Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society and the director of The Mannahatta Project
The walk will begin at the south west corner of Van Cortlandt Park, at the junction of Broadway and 240th street. The walk begins promptly at 2pm. Plan to arrive at least 5 minutes early to register. Nearest subway is 238th on the 1 Train.

The walk will proceed down the path of the CSX rail line, ending at 225th Street Subway Station by 3:30pm.