Deadline Extended! Apply to be a Waterfront Scholar by April 18!
Greetings from the Waterfront Alliance, a civic organization working to protect, transform, and revitalize the New York and New Jersey harbor and waterfront. We are writing to ask your help in inviting your students to apply to attend our annual Waterfront Conference as part of a group of 100 Waterfront Scholars sponsored by Arcadis. This year’s Waterfront Conference will explore how the public can deepen its sense of ownership over local waterfronts, and how we can reach new voices toward the future of a waterfront that balances local, regional, and global needs.We are looking for students who can answer, in 250 words or less, the following prompt:What does it mean to live in a coastal city in the 21st century? What do we need to do to make sure that our waterfronts are accessible, resilient, and ecologically healthy?Interested applicants are asked to fill out this survey by Monday, April 18, including the option to post a summary of their response on social media network(s) of their choice using the hashtag #WaterfrontScholars. We would be grateful for your help in distributing this survey to students, classes, and student organizations in fields such as urban planning and design, architecture, engineering, environmental science, environmental journalism, political science, and environmental education. The attached flyer can be posted online, shared on social media, and/or printed and distributed to help spread the word.Waterfront Scholars will be invited to attend the Waterfront Conference, held May 12th aboard the Hornblower Infinity at Pier 40 in Manhattan, free of charge, and will be recognized during the day’s activities.Following the Conference, Waterfront Scholars will be invited to submit a 500-word essay, a three-minute video, or other multimedia entry documenting what they learned. Five entries will be selected for publication in our biweekly WaterWire newsletter, with more than 10,000 subscribers, and will be invited to join Waterfront Alliance President and CEO Roland Lewis and other notable waterfront leaders for a luncheon.