2013-04-19 / Community

It’s Happening Under The Dome

RWAHosts Rebuilding Workshops
By Dan Guarino


Walter Meyer, of Local Office Landscape Architecture, talks about the possibilities of rebuilding with resilience. 
Photos by Laura Deckelman Walter Meyer, of Local Office Landscape Architecture, talks about the possibilities of rebuilding with resilience. Photos by Laura Deckelman From children’s programs to meetings to films, informative programs, community gatherings and live performances, the Dome at Beach 94 Street and Shore Front Parkway has been offering something for everyone under its round white roof.

On Sunday, April 14th, the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance presented “Productive Cities: Socio-Ecological Exploration of the Next Metropolis.”

Tying into the rebuilding and rebirth of the Rockaways, three leading innovators in the fields of ecological design, coastal landscape architecture and urban design discussed the future sustainability of cities. Panelists included Mitchell Joachim and Maria Aiolova, Co-Presidents of Terreform ONE, a non-profit design group which promotes green design in cities, and Walter Meyer, Co-Founder of Local Office Landscape Architecture.


Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s Cathy Sohn, introduces the “Productive Cities: Socio- Ecological Exploration of the Next Metropolis” workshop. Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s Cathy Sohn, introduces the “Productive Cities: Socio- Ecological Exploration of the Next Metropolis” workshop. Meyer’s firm combines architecture, landscape architecture, public policy, science and art in planning and executing large scale projects.



RWA workshop panelist (left to right) Mitchell Joachim, co-president, Terreform One, Walter Meyer, co-founder, Local Office Landscape Architecture, and Maria Aiolova, co-president, Terreform One. RWA workshop panelist (left to right) Mitchell Joachim, co-president, Terreform One, Walter Meyer, co-founder, Local Office Landscape Architecture, and Maria Aiolova, co-president, Terreform One.

Local Rockaway civic activist John Cori addresses the audience. Local Rockaway civic activist John Cori addresses the audience.

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