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Fri 09.29.2017

Public Spaces, Social Movements: How Planning and Design Can Shape Public Discourse

When: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Where: At The Center   

There is a clear resurgence of social movements happening throughout New York City and other major metropolitan areas in the United States. This renewed focus on the public realm calls into question how planners and designers can respond and engage with issues related to the civic commons.

The local chapters of the American Planning Association (APA), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) are co-hosting a one-day conference to examine this timely subject, explore contemporary issues associated with the civic commons, and discuss ideas for the future of spaces for public discourse. The conference will include viewpoints and information from political change organizations and city management, spatial studies and a moderated town hall.

Vishaan Chakrabarti, Architect and Founder of PAU
Saskia Sassen, Professor of Sociology at Columbia University
Ethan Kent, Senior Vice President at Project for Public Spaces
Kate Slevin, Vice President, State Programs & Advocacy, Regional Plan Association
Adriana Espinoza, New York City Program Manager, New York League of Conservation Voters
Martin Zogran, Principal, Sasaki
Annel Hernandez, Resiliency Planner, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
Justin Davidson, Author & Architect Critic, New York Magazine
Dawn Tolson, Director of Street Activity Permit Office, New York City Mayor's Office
Venus Melo, Deputy Director of Citywide Events, New York City Parks Department
David Breen, Deputy Director of Public Space, New York City Department of Transportation

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Early Bird (through September 8): $65 Member, $100 General Public
Regular (September 9 to September 29): $90 Member, $125 General Public





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