Majora Carter

Thursday, February 25, 2010 / 7 PM / Joslyn Art Museum Witherspoon Concert Hall

Urban revitalization strategist and public radio host, from the South Bronx area of New York City.

JFK > OMA: URBAN REVITALIZATION STRATEGIST  Born, raised, and continues to live in the South Bronx. Majora’s career has taken her around the world in pursuit of resources and ideas to improve the quality of life in environmentally challenged communities. She founded Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 after writing a $1.25M Federal Transportation grant to design the South Bronx Greenway with 11 miles of bike and pedestrian paths connecting the rivers and neighborhoods to each other, and to the rest of the city.That project secured over $20 million in funds for first phase construction and serves as alternative transportation, economic development anchor, storm water management infrastructure as well as healthy recreation.