PAST EVENT - Tuesday, October 20, 2015
HAAUS toured the Edge waterfront parks and development in North Williamsburg, Brooklyn, led by Claudia Herasme, Deputy Director of Urban Design at the New York City Department of City Planning. Rezoned in 2005 to allow mixed-use development, the Edge is now one of the most active waterfront areas in New York City. We visited the network of waterfront spaces that weave together privately and publicly owned properties and learned about the forces that shaped this planning effort. The tour covered the City's efforts to connect the waterfront to "upland" development and the local street network, the importance of visual corridors and key park design elements that were considered in the Edge's planning stages. A happy hour followed the event at the Wythe Hotel rooftop.
Claudia Herasme’s Biography
Claudia Herasme serves as Deputy Director of the Urban Design Office at the Department of City Planning (DCP). Claudia joined DCP in 2003 and has served as project manager and lead urban designer for public spaces, streetscape regulations and waterfront developments. Claudia's key projects include the Design Standards for Waterfront Public Access Areas, the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront Access Plan, and the Coney Island Comprehensive Plan. Claudia also served as Associate Editor of the 2011 Zoning Handbook.
Claudia is a recipient of the Department’s Michael Weil Urban Design Award. Claudia holds a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University, and an Architecture degree from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.