The Mayor of New York recently announced that the city will install the largest solar energy installation in New York City at Freshkills Parks. The installation is set to power 2,000 homes and will increase the City’s current renewable energy capacity by 50 percent. The Administration is moving forward with steps to | Read More
This week of landscape links as we head toward 2013 Staten Island Landfill Park Proves Savior in Hurricane | Michael Kimmelman | NY Times During Hurricane Sandy, the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island absorbed a critical part of the storm surge. Urban renewal for the planet | Adrian Higgins | Read More
The organisers of LAGI, an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork at Freshkills Park have announced the winners of the 2012 LAGI design competition. The winner is Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows – a series of Piezoelectric Generators (Thin Film and Embedded Wire) that can generate upto 5,500 MWh designed | Read More
Over 250 submissions have gone online for the LAGI NYC 2012 competition to design public artwork for Freshkills Park. Some submissions go from the surreal to the amazing, with the majority of the submissions creating large scale installations to match the grand scale of the Freshkills Park. In July LAGI held a shortlisting | Read More
On Sunday, 23 September the NYC Parks & Recreation will open the 2,200-acre Fresh Kills Landfill for the third year to give a free sneak peek to the transformation into NYC’s biggest and most fascinating new park, on Staten Island’s west shore. Put the event in your diary/smartphone for your sunday in the | Read More
Land Art Generator Initiative announces $20,000 in prize money for the competition open until July 1, 2012. The open call asks for large-scale artwork proposals for Freshkills Park that generate utility-scale renewable electricity for New York City.
Eli Cohen recently gave a lecture as one of the Freshkills Park lecture series and the Freshkills Blog posted this on Wednesday Eli Cohen gave a terrific talk Monday night on his work, as director of Ayala Water and Ecology, using plants to remove pollutants and contaminants from water, soil and | Read More