Formerly a US Army and Coast Guard base, [Governor's Island](Governors Island was sold to the state of New York in 2003. Under the leadership of Leslie Koch, president of the Trust for Governors Island, the island has transformed into a backyard to the entire city. The reinvented design embraces the island's natural topography while incorporating tactical measures for maximizing environmental protection and public entertainment.
Speaker: Leslie Koch
Location: New York, NY
Image credit: New York Times
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