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Designing Inclusive Growth: A Conversation Series, Competitive Development and NYC 
Conversation Series

Designing Inclusive Growth: A Conversation Series
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Conversation Series
Van Alen Institute
30 West 22nd Street, Manhattan

Free with registration

Designing Inclusive Growth is a monthly dialogue on the future of development in New York City. In intimate conversations with leading urbanists and thinkers, we’ll examine what’s propelling New York City’s growth and development, why some have benefited while others have been left behind, and ideas for supporting greater inclusion and shared prosperity through design.  The series kicks off March 12, and conversations will continue on the second Tuesday of each month through June.

These events are eligible for AIA credit.

March 12th: Competitive Development and NYC 

Last year, over 100 leading urbanists, economists, and policymakers signed a petition asking cities to resist the competition to attract Amazon’s HQ2, and instead “compete on the underlying strength of their communities.” In this talk, we invite signatories of that petition to share their thoughts on the best recipes for urban growth. What makes communities strong? When and how should incentives be used? How can city leaders, business, and communities work together constructively and equitably?


Moshe Adler, adjunct professor, Columbia GSAAP
Vishaan Chakrabarti, founder, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU)
Cara Eisenpress, Crain’s New York Business
moderated by Sydney Franklin, Associate Editor at Architect’s Newspaper

Future Events in this series:
April 9th: Designing the Future of Work
May 14th: Designing for the Historically Marginalized
June 11th: Universal Design meets Inclusive Growth