Cities+ June event

Credit Urban Solutions

Arverne East.

We’re back at the Way Station on Tuesday, June 10 for another night of short talks about cities, followed by live music. This month we’ll hear about:

Kite-mappingUrban Solutions, a civic-minded group whose members hold day jobs in fields ranging from urban planning and design to law and policy, will talk about documenting Arverne East, an undeveloped parcel of land in the Rockaways, with a camera and a kite. Speakers will include Jennifer Sta. Ines, Renata Silberblatt, and Ben Rosenblatt.

Karachi. New York-based architect Muhammad Ahmad Khan will speak about his hometown of Karachi, whose population has doubled to around 20 million over the past decade and a half. When Pakistanis from other parts of the country face floods, earthquakes, war, and unemployment, they flock to Karachi, adding to the city’s chaotic complexity.

The Gowanus. Journalist Joseph Alexiou, who is writing a book about Brooklyn’s favorite sewage-filled Superfund site, will discuss the canal’s history and future.

Neighborhood activism. Crown Heights resident Valerie Fleming will speak about her long experience working in her neighborhood.

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Music from Sami and Sarah.

Entrance is free; donations (to the musicians) are suggested.

The Way Station is located at 683 Washington Avenue (between Prospect and St. Marks) in Prospect Heights. The event will run from 7:30 to 9PM.