On April 21, Basilica Hudson hosted HUDSON WATERFRONT: PUBLIC SPACE IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE, a public conversation on Zoom exploring Hudson-specific waterfront proposals developed during the past year by students from Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

The proposals address topics such as net zero energy, landfills and ecologic regeneration, sustainable car-less cities, community land trusts and affordable housing, terraforming and new riverfront land, and public occupation of private land enabled through protected ecosystem status.

After the presentations, a Respondent Panel comprised of local community leaders shared their thoughts and answered questions from the public Zoom Chat.



John Rosenthal – 4th Ward City of Hudson Alderperson, Member of Hudson Legal Committee
Selha Cece Graham – Co-manager of Rolling Grocer 19 in Hudson
Ben Fain – Owner of Kitty’s in Hudson on Front Street, Creative Developer
Hillary Hillman – Member of Conservation Advisory Council of Hudson
Rebecca Wolff – 1st Ward City of Hudson Alderperson
Michael Chameides City of Hudson Mayor’s Office
Kamal Johnson – Mayor of Hudson


Cathryn Dwyre is co-principal of pneumastudio, Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture, and board member of Basilica Arts.

Kaja Kuehl is founder of youarethecity and Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia’s GSAPP.