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With his groundbreaking book, Mannahatta, Eric Sanderson showed us what a natural paradise Manhattan was, before it became a city.

In Terra Nova, he takes the same pioneering cross-disciplinary approach to show how America could look in the future—after oil supplies are depleted and we’re forced to re-examine our relationship with the natural world. Join him for a glimpse of a new form of the American Dream. Sanderson is joined by Alexandros Washburn, the Chief Urban Designer of the City of New York, Department of City Planning.


Brief Bio

Eric Sanderson is a senior conservation ecologist in the Global Conservation Programs of the Wildlife Conservation Society. 

Alexandros E. Washburn is the Chief Urban Designer of the City of New York, Department of City Planning. He leads a design studio within government for projects ranging in scale from skyscrapers to micro-unit apartments and acts as the design eyes for City Planning in zoning, policy and project review. He is a graduate of the Harvard Design School, and in past lives he has been a partner at W Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the president of the Moynihan Station Redevelopment Corporation and Environment and Public Works advisor in the United States Senate.

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Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.


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Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.

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Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.

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