MASNYC Summit for NYC : October 17, 2013

October 17, 2013 – October 19, 2013 all-day America/New York Timezone


MASNYC Summit for NYC

Tickets start at $25 for the MAS Summit for NYC at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
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Doors Open & Networking Breakfast

Vin Cipolla, President, MAS
Edwin Torres, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
Eugenie Birch, Chair, MAS, and Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research, Department of City and Regional Planning and Co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research, University of Pennsylvania

Keynote: Walking New York
William Helmreich, Sociology Professor, CUNY Graduate Center and City College of New York

Keynote: Future Directions for New York City
Philip K. Howard (Introduction), Vice Chairman, Covington & Burling
Joe Lhota, Republican Candidate for Mayor of New York City

Next Steps for a New Penn Station
This past June MAS and the Alliance for a New Penn Station experienced a seminal triumph when the City Council voted to limit Madison Square Garden’s operating lease to ten years.  This verdict will mean big things for the future of both the famous arena and the train station on top of which it sits.  New York now has the tremendous opportunity to rethink the nation’s busiest train station and its surrounding area, but the question remains: how do we begin to implement these ambitious ideas and move a project of this scale forward?

Kenneth Drucker, Design Director, New York Studio, HOK
Maura Moynihan (Introduction), Founder, Friends of Moynihan Station
Charles Bagli (Moderator), Reporter, New York Times
Hilary Ballon, University Professor Deputy Vice Chancellor, NYU Abu Dhabi, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service New York University
Foster Nichols, Principal Professional Associate and Manager, Transit
and Rail Systems Operations Planning, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Marvin Markus, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Robert Yaro, President and CEO, Regional Plan Association

Robert K. Steel, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, City of New York Office of the Mayor

MAS Smart Talk
Penn and Beyond: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Charles Renfro, Principal, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

This session is one of a series entitled Penn and Beyond, which reengages four of New York City’s top architecture firms that participated in MAS’s Design Challenge for a New Penn Station and the Next Madison Square Garden. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture and SHoP will each share their visions for Midtown West and beyond, exploring other places and project that serve to inspire them as they tackle one of New York’s boldest infrastructural upgrades.

MAS Smart Talk
Times Square: New Yorkers and the Naked Cowboy
Claire Fellman, Landscape Architect, Snøhetta

MAS Smart Talk
Penn and Beyond: SOM
Roger Duffy, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

MAS Smart Talk
Rezoning as a Tool to Tackle Community Needs
Council Member Daniel Garodnick, The New York City Council

MAS Smart Talk
Crowdfunding Real Estate: How New Public Ownership Models Will Transform Our Cities
Brandon Jenkins, Co-founder, Popularise


Kyle Kimball, President, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Keynote: How Cities Compete and Learn in the New Economy: New York  & Its Global Peers
Greg Clark, Global Advisor on Cities

New York is North America’s crowning capital city and among the top six cities in the world, in the company of London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.  In the new cycle of the global economy, these cities will continue to compete with one another, but do they also have capacity to collaborate and learn? What might this learning agenda look like as we enter an unprecedented age of interconnectedness?

Redefining Social and Economic Value in the Age of Sharing
Cities around the world have become the incubators and platforms of innovation for a new kind of economy—the Sharing/Collaborative Economy—which puts access over ownership, unlocks assets and connects people on both a local and global scale.  How is this new urban-generated economic model impacting our access to goods and services, data, and talent? Join these extraordinary entrepreneurs—civic hackers—who are trailblazing the future of a shared economy and prototyping social and economic innovations to ensure our cities are more livable and resilient.

Lisa Gansky (Moderator), Founder, Mesh Labs
Althea Erickson, Director of Policy, Etsy
Natalie Foster, Executive Director, Peers
Riggs Kubiak, CEO and Founder, Honest Buildings
Molly Turner, Director of Public Policy, Airbnb
Shalini Vajjhala, Co-Founder, c.dots development
Mike Zuckerman, Co-Founder, [freespace]

MAS Smart Talk
Take the H.E.L.M.: Rebranding Neighborhoods for Economic Development
Danny Fuchs, Director, HR&A Advisors, Inc

Building New York: The Development Community Perspective
New York’s skyline is as replete with architectural splendor as it is with developments that gravely disappoint.  Too often has the opportunity to build something visually inspired and socially responsible resulted in mediocrity. And yet there are those developers that actively engage with architects, designers and residents in creating aesthetic projects that respond to neighborhood needs. In looking at the future of the city’s built environment, this panel will explore how developers can marry their interest in profit with creating new construction that reflects neighborhood character and adds value to the streetscape.

Kitty Hawks (Introduction), MAS Director and Founder, Kitty Hawks Inc.
Matt Chaban (Moderator), Real Estate Editor, Daily News
Tommy Craig, Senior Managing Director, Hines
Simon Koster, Managing Partner, JDS Development Group
Scott Rechler, Chairman and CEO, RXR Realty
Mitch Rudin, President & CEO, U.S. Commercial Operations, Brookfield
Office Properties

MAS Smart Talk
Cracking the Code: Modular Construction and Urban Development
MaryAnne Gilmartin, President & CEO, Forest City Ratner Companies

Keynote: The Future of Preservation
Ronda Wist (Introduction), Vice President, Preservation & Government Relations, MAS
Cheryl G. Rosario (Introduction), Director of Philanthropy, American Express
Randall Mason, Chair and Associate Professor, Graduate Program in
Historic Preservation, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

The Importance of Civic Assets
A neighborhood needs to possess a certain set of conditions and services to be considered desirable, or even livable, by its inhabitants. Publicly owned civic assets—those public and open to all—serve a particularly important function in anchoring an area. They qualify as the essential public spaces where neighborhood networks are forged and civil society thrives. While the function and importance of these assets remains strong, current real estate values and market momentum have caused them to come under threat. This panel will discuss the changing roles of civic assets as we look forward into the 21st century.

Roy Strickland (Moderator), Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan
Holly Leicht, Executive Director, New Yorkers for Parks
Thomas Mellins, Independent Curator
George Nikolajevich, Design Principal, Cannon Design

MAS Smart Talk
The Urban Observatory
Yeohlee Teng (Introduction), MAS Director and Designer, YEOHLEE
Richard Saul Wurman, Creator, WWW Conference

MAS Smart Talk
Penn and Beyond: H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture
Hugh Hardy, MAS Director and Founder, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture
John Fontillas, Partner, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture

Creative Investing in Communities: Sustainable Strategies for Arts Development
This panel will address how the arts build resilience in neighborhoods and can be a catalyst for redevelopment, investment and sustainability. The arts add connectivity, vibrancy, economic vitality and social cohesion to our lives and to the neighborhoods in which we live and work. They are a strong thread in the fabric of our neighborhoods and cities. What are the innovative approaches to investing, building and operating arts organizations to ensure their own sustainability and the livability of the ecosystems in which they operate? And, how can we encourage these creative approaches to community development?

Susan Freedman (Introduction), MAS Director and President, Public Art Fund
Jamie Bennett (Moderator), Chief of Staff  and Director of Public Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts
Sarah Calderon, Executive Director, Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education
Jonathan Hollander, Artistic Director and President, Battery Dance Company
Elvin Padilla Jr., Founder/Developer, 950 Center for Art & Education

MAS Smart Talk
Completing the High Line: the future of Manhattan’s Park in the Sky
Elizabeth Belfer (Introduction), MAS Director and Equity Analyst, Belfer Management, LLC
Joshua David, Co-Founder, Friends of the High Line
Robert Hammond, Co-Founder, Friends of the High Line

Cocktail Reception

Close of Day One


Doors Open & Networking Breakfast

Taking it Global: Building City Livability and Resilience Through Peer
to Peer Networks
Stephen Huddart, President & CEO, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
Vin Cipolla, President, MAS

Keynote: The Resilient Cities
Eugenie Birch (Introduction), Chair, MAS, and Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research, Department of City and Regional Planning and Co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation

Keynote: Resilience Lessons from Unexpected Places
Rip Rapson, President and CEO, The Kresge Foundation

New Ideas for the Next Administration
In 2014 the City of New York will be governed by a new Mayor. While New York has seized many opportunities during the Bloomberg administration’s twelve years of robust leadership, the city continues to struggle with profound challenges that directly affect its livability and resilience. To address some of these issues, panelists will discuss topics ranging from affordability and the future of public housing to infrastructure investment and strengthening neighborhood resilience to climate change, among others. The panel will broaden the public discourse surrounding these central policy areas and will suggest a range of new directions for the next administration to consider.

Sophia Koven (Introduction), MAS Director and President, Gambit Consulting
Carol Coletta (Moderator), Vice President, Community and National Initiatives, Knight Foundation
Greg Clark, Global Advisor on Cities
Alicia Glen, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group
Betsy Gotbaum, Former New York City Public Advocate
Edwin Torres, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation

The Role of Large Institutions in City Building
Large institutions play vital roles in their neighborhoods and the city at large, tending to stabilize their surrounding communities, provide major employment and other opportunities and draw large crowds. At times, they are revered for bettering long-term community welfare and, at other times, disliked because of their capacity for overwhelming neighborhoods or instigating other unwelcomed changes. This panel discusses whether neighborhoods with entrenched institutions behave differently than those without. What community engagement strategies help to make institutions agents of positive change to their host neighborhoods?

Frances Resheske (Introduction), MAS Director and Senior Vice
President of Public Affairs, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
Ted Howard (Moderator), Founder & Executive Director, The Democracy Collaborative
Donald Hyslop, Head of Regeneration and Community Partnerships, Tate Modern
Dr. Anthony W. Marx, President and CEO, The New York Public Library
Richard Olcott, Design Partner, Ennead Architects
Jennifer Raab, President, Hunter College, City University of New York

Janette Sadik-Kahn, Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation

Politics of Public Space
Carlos Pujol (Introduction), MAS Director and CEO, Cemusa, Inc
Jerold Kayden, Professor, Harvard University
Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology, New York University and the London School of Economics and Political Science

MAS Smart Talk
The Zone Model
Vicki Been (Introduction), MAS Director and Boxer Family Professor of Law and Director, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, New York University
Sideya Sherman, Director, Office of Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability, New York City Housing Authority

MAS Smart Talk
Land Lease and the Future of NYCHA
Fred Harris, Executive VP for Development, New York City Housing Authority

MAS Smart Talk
Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School
Robert B. Tierney, Chair, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (Introduction)
Larry Gabbard, Founding Principal, Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School

Keynote: The Just City
Patricia E. Harris, First Deputy Mayor, City of New York (Introduction)
Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

MAS Smart Talk
Remixed Use
Shohei Shigematsu, Partner, OMA

MAS Smart Talk
The DNA of the mixed-use urban super-block: Tokyo to NYC
Jonathan Marvel, Founding Principal, Marvel Architects

MAS Smart Talk
Penn and Beyond: SHoP
Vishaan Chakrabarti, Principal, SHoP

MAS Smart Talk
Participatory Platforms for Resilience
Luigi Ferrara, Director, School of Design and Institute without Boundaries, George Brown College

MAS Smart Talk
Interventional Logic: Brooklyn Bridge Forest & 100 Fountains
Scott Francisco, Director & Founder, Pilot Projects

Mary Rowe (Introduction), Vice President & Managing Director, MAS

MAS Smart Talk
Confronting the Edge: Hudson River Park
Madelyn Wils, President & CEO, Hudson River Park Trust

The Nature of Cities
With an eye towards a greener future, what do we want our cities to look like? How should they function? There are buildings and economies, of course, but there is also green and blue space between buildings that provides all manner of social-ecological services: storm water management, heat reduction, air cleaning, gardening, habitats for people and biodiversity, peacefulness and beauty. This session will discuss engaging communities for the beneficial expression of nature in cities, with examples from New York, Liverpool and Mumbai.

David Maddox (Moderator), Founder and Editor, The Nature of Cities
Marielle Anzelone, Urban Biologist
P. K. Das, Architect-Activist, P K Das & Associates
Timon McPhearson, Assistant Professor of Urban Ecology, The New School
Richard Scott, Senior Project Manager, LandLife

Urban Water
New York, like many cities around the world, is a city on the water. How we manage and interact with our water as a public resource for services, conservation, and recreation is critical to the city’s resilience, sustainability, and livability. This session exemplifies the rehabilitation of polluted blue spaces in New York and Mumbai for the good of the cities and their people.

David Maddox (Moderator), Founder and Editor, The Nature of Cities
P. K. Das, Architect-Activist, P K Das & Associates
Susannah Drake, Principal, DLANDSTUDIO Landscape Architecture/Urban Design/Architecture
Roland Lewis, President and CEO, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
Jay Valgora, Principal, STUDIO V Architecture

Rebuild by Design
Organizers from Rebuild by Design—10 international design teams chosen to work on developing resilience solutions for the Sandy-affected region, an initiative of the President’s Hurricane Sandy Task Force and HUD—will discuss the resilience challenges and opportunities that have emerged thus far and will outline next steps in the MAS-supported design phase, beginning November 1, where Teams will work with local partners to develop resilience initiatives potentially eligible for Federal Community Block Development Grant – Disaster Response funding.

Mary Rowe (Moderator), Vice President & Managing Director, MAS
Julie Bargmann, Founding Principle, D.I.R.T. Studio
Eric Klinenberg, Professor of Sociology and Director, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University
Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University
Henk Ovink, Senior Advisor to Secretary Shaun Donovan of Housing and Urban Development, Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force

4 World Trade Center and the MASterworks Awards
Janno Lieber, President, World Trade Center Properties

Yolanda Garcia Award
Jessica Clemente (Presenter), Executive Director, We Stay/Nos Quedamos, Inc

Stubbs Davis Award
Gordon J. Davis, Esq. (Presenter), Partner, Venable
Charles Gili (Recipient), Chief of Operations in Brooklyn, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

Battery Dance Company presents:
Perceptual Motion (excerpt) 2012
Jonathan Hollander (Introduction), Artistic Director and President,
Battery Dance Company

Robin Cantrell (Choreographer)
Mike Incze (Composer)
Robin Cantrell, Sean Scantlebury, Mira Cook, Clement Mensah, Carmen Nicole
(Dancers, in order of appearance)

Closing Remarks
Vin Cipolla, President, MAS

Cocktail Reception
Close of Day Two

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