Nature in the City: The Transit Connection

Nature and urbanity can go together, and so do trails and transit. Whether it’s the A train to the Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge or Metro North Railroad to the Breakneck Ridge trail head, walks through nature and transit rides through the city are complementary aspects to healthy urban life. Exploration of natural areas should be a fundamental part of every human’s experience. Cheryl Strayed, Henry David Thoreau, Bilbo Baggins—all used trails to facilitate their journey of self-discovery. For urban dwellers, access to nature is even more critical to our wellbeing.

Join TransitCenter, Natural Areas Conservancy, author Tony Hiss (The Experience of Place and In Motion: The Experience of Travel) , Sarah Charlop-Powers (Natural Areas Conservancy), and Susan Trautman (Great Rivers Greenway) as they discuss how access to nature and robust transit systems together improve the quality of life and social connection in large cities.

Panelists include:

Sarah Charlop-Powers, Executive Director and Cofounder
Natural Areas Conservancy

Tony Hiss, Author, Lecturer, Consultant

Susan Trautman, Chief Executive Officer
Great Rivers Greenway, Saint Louis Mo.

Thursday, January 25th
6-8 PM

TransitCenter
1 Whitehall Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Event is free and open to the public; must RSVP to events@transitcenter.org to attend!