Your NameJaclyn Ting
TRP Cohort AssignmentAmericas with In-Person Intensive in Boston 2023
Study Cohort Members

Lorena Checa
Kelley Tapia
Jim Hamilton
Nicole Negowetti

Working Title of The Project (which we will use to refer to it throughout the series)

Little Island

Project Location


Nature of The Project (e.g. building, new community, economic development, etc.)

Public park located in the Hudson River Park for the public to experience nature and art.

Why do you think this project is appropriate for the course assignment?

It's in NYC, which is a middle point for all of us.
It's public, visible, high profile, multidimensional, philanthropic, and there's a sustainability vibe to it.
It's challenging, and we'll be dealing with uncertainty.
There could be a high level of team collaboration (We'll be able to ask who are the ones most impacted by this project? There will be community-involvement).
It's organic, and there is an evolving design and construction process.
We could learn about storing and reusing stormwater, waste management systems, and carbon-capture.
Finally, the proximate whole can be as narrow or as wide as we might like it to be, which makes it interesting

Additional Useful Information

Born from a collaboration of the UK-based Heatherwick Studio and the New York-based landscape architecture firm MNLA, led by Signe Nielsen, the park’s imaginative design offers all New Yorkers and visitors a new public space that is whimsical, captivating, and restorative.

Date CreatedMay 23, 2023