Session6: Reading Response

As the James Corner said" the function of mapping is less to mirror reality than to engender the re-shaping of the worlds in which people live", compare to tons of the information and data we get from various sources, how to filter the information and present the core is the main problem. Like mapping is a means of projecting power-knowledge, but what about mapping as a prohective and liiberating instrument, a world-enriching agent, especially in the design and planninhg arts?

The same Key for doing a mapping or narrow from crticis of an article is a point of finding unfold potential area through overlaying all the information an data to excavate the new relationship between these tracing.

During this week, my group focus on the confilct between different players in the city in the whole chains about the garbage marine transform station. I focus on connecting and interviewing the private and public marine transfer stations.

After reading the news about these station, I find many data about the general process and data about these how thses station work and the main purpose about this system is to reduce the long-distance trash trucks running on the street everyday. But they can not narrow the specific point during this process. Until I read an article about the conflict between New Hamillmiton transfer station and the surrounding community. Then I link the data and research to think about what is follwing question and data I can related and tracing to dig the point.

The NYC Department of Sanitation’s (DSNY) Hamilton Avenue Marine Transfer Station will be the transfer point for household waste from ten community boards across Brooklyn.

The Hamilton Avenue MTS is operated by Sanitation in partnership with Waste Management, a nationwide leader in waste logistics and disposal. According to the New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY), the facility houses ventilation and odor controls, a negative air pressure system, sealed leak-proof containers and roll-up doors designed to mitigate odors.

However,North Brookylnites were unhappy with the amount of trash stations in the area. The waste would sit in these stations until trucks would collect it and take it to landfills outside of the city. Half of the 1,600 tons per day were sent to facilities in Williamsburg, Bushwick and Greenpoint.

According to the conflicts between the station working for a larger scale neighborhood sanitation service and the impact to the surrounding neighborhood we want to interview the manager of the transfer station following questions for the interview.
For the new transfer station we want to focus more on the working process and issued during the station daily working.
1.Where is these trash from/to go, how long time they will stay in station before being transferred to other place.
2.Operation time for these trash(day/week)
3.Processing time for the capacity and if it is over the capacity, what is the impact
4.What is the main complaints from the surrounding community,How they
5.We know they cooperate with DSNY and waste management. How they share the budget and responsibility for sanitation service.

The connection information for these marine transfer stations is limited. We only can find the phone number on the website. Now we try to connect the DSNY , related journalists and waste management NYC.L.LC about the transfer stations.

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