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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Arrested Development

Just received word about the Institute for Urban Design's upcoming symposium, Arrested Development: Do Megaprojects Have a Future? The free day-long event will be held at Cooper Union's Great Hall on November 7, 2009, starting at 9:30am. Schedule is below.

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Saturday, November 7th, 2009
The Great Hall, The Cooper Union
Free admission

9:30 am
Welcome: Olympia Kazi, Executive Director, Institute for Urban Design
Opening Remarks: Anthony Vidler, Dean, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union

10:00 am – 11:30 am
MEGAPROJECTS IN SUBURBS
Lawrence Levy
, Executive Director, National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University
David Manfredi
, Principal, Elkus Manfredi Architects
Myron Orfield
, Professor of Law; Executive Director, Institute on Race & Poverty, University of Minnesota
Tom Suozzi
, Nassau County Executive (TBC)
Moderator
: June Williamson, Associate Professor, Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York / CUNY

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
MEGAPROJECTS AS NEW TOWNS
Chris Corr
, Regional Chair, Planning, Design and Development, AECOM, Florida
Tom Jost
, Director of Urban Planning, ARUP, New York
Emily Talen
, Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
James von Klemperer
, Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects
Moderator
: Robert Fishman, Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, University of Michigan

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
MEGAPROJECTS IN THE METROPOLIS
Keynote: Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President

Vishaan Chakrabarti, Marc Holliday Professor of Real Estate Development; Director, Real Estate Development Program, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Columbia University
Susan Fainstein, Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Jeff Madrick
, Senior Fellow, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School
Thom Mayne
, Founder, Morphosis Architects
Moderator
: Peter Grant, The Wall Street Journal

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