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Support the IPA's 2020 Residency "TO BE OR NOT TO BQE" which proposes alternatives to repairing the BQE. Your contribution will help us disseminate our Fellows' groundbreaking work from the 2020 Residency. 

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TO BE OR NOT TO BQE?

2020 FALL RESIDENCY

With the Brooklyn Queens Expressway crumbling, and the cost of repairing just the triple cantilevered elevated section estimated at billions of dollars, the IPA asks: What might replace the BQE if it were to be removed, rather than repaired?

 

Learn more about the BQE brief

PAST EVENTS

PANEL 4

NOVEMBER 18TH 2020 6-8 PM

The final IPA Fall 2020 Residency Fellow Presentations and Panel had fellows sharing their proposals, research, as well as how they are incorporating what they have learned through speaking with community stakeholders into their work.
 

Panelists included: Harriet Harriss, Moses Gates, Susannah Drake, Danny Harris, Nina Rappaport, Mark Gardner, Michael King and Fred Harris.

 

This is the last of four public panels where Fellows present their work during the IPA Fall 2020 Residency.

 

PANEL 3

NOVEMBER 4TH 2020 6-8 PM

The third IPA Fall 2020 Residency Fellow Presentations and Panel had fellows sharing their progress, research, as well as how they are incorporating what they have learned through speaking with community stakeholders into their proposals. 
 
Panelists included: Mark Gardner, Margaret Newman and Michael King.

This is the third of four public panels where Fellows present their work during the IPA Fall 2020 Residency.

PANEL 2

OCTOBER 21ST 2020 6-8 PM

The second IPA Fall 2020 Residency Fellow Presentations and Panel had fellows sharing their progress, research, as well as how they are incorporating what they have learned through speaking with community stakeholders into their proposals. 
 
Panelists included Mark Gardner, Danny Harris, Harriet Harriss, Michael King, Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi.

 

This is the second of four public panels where Fellows present their work during the IPA Fall 2020 Residency.

PANEL 1

OCTOBER 7TH 2020 6-8 PM

The first IPA Fall 2020 Residency Fellow Presentations and Panel had fellows sharing their progress, research, as well as how they are incorporating what they have learned through speaking with community stakeholders into their proposals. 
 
Panelists included Michael King, Margaret Newman and Benjamin Prosky. 

This is the first of four public panels where Fellows present their work during the IPA Fall 2020 Residency.

KICKOFF

SEPTEMBER 23RD 2020 6-8 PM

The IPA Fall 2020 Residency Kickoff Panel was moderated by Michael Kimmelman. This panel provided some context and history for the BQE while grappling with the question: What opportunities and challenges would be created by its removal?
 
Panelists included Monxo Lopez, Michael King and Jeffrey Shumaker.

In addition to this panel, there will be four public panels where Fellows present their work during the IPA Fall 2020 Residency.

 

MEET THE FELLOWS

BQE: Freight, Mobility, Community

TEAM PROFILE

TEAM PROFILE

BQE! or Building Queens’ Economy! Bring Queens Employment! Bring Queens Enjoyment! 

TEAM PROFILE

Pre/Post BQE

TEAM PROFILE

NYC LOOP

TEAM PROFILE

The BQE / From Hacking to Housing
 

MEET THE JURORS

Call for Entries Packet

Bibliography 

City Lab - Here Are the Urban Highways That Deserve to Die

Car Free America - Reconnecting Cities through Urban Highway Removals

 

Intelligencer - Here’s a Solution for Fixing the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: Get Rid of It

Bloomberg - How the Federal Government Could Help Kill the Highways It Built

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