As a New Yorker with a love for his city, two of Mizrahi’s six talks focus primarily on Manhattan, interestingly, both with environmental influences. The first, a talk by Robert Hammond called Building A Park In The Sky, touches on the High Line and its preservation, with Hammond recalling the painstaking steps it took to save the a historic part of the city and turn it into an earthy esplanade. “I love the High Line and I can’t believe it really exists,” Mizrahi says. The second talk, New York—Before The City, has Eric Sanderson, a landscape ecologist, creating a 3D map of Manhattan pre-city. “I’m from New York and I’m obsessed with its history and preservation,” said Mizrahi.
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