waterloop #23: Kara Meyer on Building a Pool in the East River in New York City

Kara Meyer is the Managing Director of + POOL, a nonprofit working to build a swimming pool in the East River in New York City.

In this episode Kara discusses the vision for + POOL including how it would filter river water and provide a recreational resource for New Yorkers. She explains the time-consuming process of gaining various approvals and building necessary support that is underway. Kara also talks about the public art installation of an illuminated plus sign in the river that changed colors based on water quality and raised public awareness about the project and the urban waterway’s health.

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