Wednesday, June 3 2020
Part symposium and part exhibition, this virtual event presents a unique approach to resiliency on the National Mall, one of the country’s most important public spaces affected by flooding. This approach proposes a multi-purpose underground facility that acts as a stormwater reservoir, tour bus parking, and geothermal energy project. Due to the number of entities involved in Mall governance, finding the path forward to Mall resiliency requires genuine civic spirit and extraordinary collaboration among these groups. Join the conversation and share your opinions.
This event has been rescheduled from April 15.
Presented by: Judy Scott Feldman, Ph.D., Chair of the National Mall Coalition, and Arthur Cotton Moore, FAIA, Vice Chair of the National Mall Coalition
Organized by: National Mall Coalition
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Understand the unsolved, existential threat of stormwater flooding in the Mall and Federal Triangle area, and other resiliency needs;
Describe the multiple purposes of the National Mall Underground and explain how each of these solves a pressing problem for the National Mall
Explore the six-year process of civic outreach and collaboration involved in creating the Underground’s multi-purpose design; and
Learn the broader context for visionary planning for our nation’s capital and the Mall in the legacies of the historic 1791 L ’Enfant Plan and 1902 McMillan Commission Plan.