Lecture: Regina Meyer
Regina Myer is President of the Brooklyn Bridge Park, which oversees the creation and construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park for the City of New York. As president since 2007, Ms. Myer oversees all aspects of the $350 million Park, including design, construction and maintenance. The 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park stretches approximately 1.3 miles along the East River from Atlantic Avenue to north of the Manhattan Bridge, transforming the downtown Brooklyn waterfront into a civic space for all New Yorkers. Distinguished by its innovative sustainability measures, Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of the most significant public investments on the waterfront outside of Manhattan in the 21st century.
Most recently, Ms. Myer has been senior vice president for planning and design at the Hudson Yards Development Corporation. Previously, she served as the Brooklyn Borough Director for the New York City Planning Department, directing the comprehensive redevelopment for two miles of the Greenpoint/Williamsburg waterfront and the rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn for high density commercial space and apartments.