The Big Picture: Large-Scale Developments in NYC has ended

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Friday, September 13

8:45am PDT

Conference Registration
Friday September 13, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am PDT
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

9:00am PDT

Opening Remarks

Friday September 13, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am PDT
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

9:15am PDT

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Rohit Aggarwala

Keynote Speaker, Sidewalk Labs
Rohit T. “Rit” Aggarwala is Head of Urban Systems at Sidewalk Labs. He is also an Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and recently chaired the Regional Plan Association’s five-year effort to develop a Fourth Regional Plan for the New... Read More →

Friday September 13, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am PDT
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

10:00am PDT

History: Influences from the Past
The panel examines how large-scale developments in history have shaped New York City’s built environment.  Speakers will discuss how large-scale developments before the 1990s have shaped neighborhoods and influenced policy and design in New York City.

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Marta Gutman

Presenter, City University of New York
Marta Gutman, an architect and architectural and urban historian, is a professor at the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York and in the PhD Programs in Art History and Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her... Read More →
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Ethel Sheffer

Presenter, Columbia University GSAPP and Insight Associates
Ethel Sheffer is an urban planner who has had extensive experience in community planning and development and in making neighborhood participation a political reality. She is the Principal of Insight Associates , a small consulting group which provides professional services in community... Read More →
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Stanton Eckstut

Presenter, Perkins Eastman
Stanton Eckstut, FAIA, is a Principal and Board Director of Perkins Eastman. Under his leadership, EE&K a Perkins Eastman Company has distinguished itself by creating great places and livable, beautiful cities. Mr. Eckstut’s work encompasses large-scale development, higher education... Read More →
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Susan Szenasy

Moderator, Metropolis Magazine
Susan S. Szenasy is Director of Design Innovation at Metropolis, where she served as Editor in Chief for three decades. She is known as a design advocate, historian, and educator, having  taught Design History and Design Ethics at New York’s Parsons School of Design.  Among the... Read More →

Friday September 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

11:30am PDT

Present: The Last Two Decades
Discussing the recent large-scale developments and those currently under construction, this panel will look into the current policies and urban design that shape the newest additions to New York City large-scale developments.

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Wayne Benjamin

Presenter, Manhattan CB12
Wayne Benjamin is a licensed architect with over 35 years of diverse experience in architecture, planning, construction management, and community development.  His professional interests include community revitalization, urban design, real estate development, city planning, historic... Read More →
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Paimaan Lodhi

Moderator, REBNY
Paimaan Lodhi works to advance advocacy efforts for the real estate industry on policy-related issues such as land use, housing, economic development, construction, sustainability, and tax policy. Prior to REBNY, he spent several years in government, including time serving as the... Read More →
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James Tenyenhuis, AIA

Presenter, Field Operations
With a background in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design, James aims to improve cities through the creation of signature public realm projects in complex urban and post-industrial sites. At Field Operations, James has led interdisciplinary teams on a number of large... Read More →
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Jessica Lappin

Presenter, Alliance for Downtown New York
Jessica Lappin is the President of the Alliance for Downtown New York, which is the city’s largest Business Improvement District (BID) and covers Lower Manhattan, Wall Street, Water Street, and the World Trade Center areas. A lifelong New Yorker, former City Councilwoman, Aspen... Read More →

Friday September 13, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

2:00pm PDT

Unbuilt Projects: Lessons Learned
A number of unbuilt large-scale development proposals have significantly influenced  the  City's policy and how our professions approach design. The panel considers the “what ifs" of New York City’s past and future.  This panel will also consider the impact, influence and ideas that can come from visionary, yet unbuilt  projects.

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Javier Valdes

Presenter, Make the Road NY
Javier H. Valdés is Co-Executive Director of Make the Road New York (MRNY) and Make the Road Action.  Most recently, he lead MRNY’s organizing team in securing historic victories for immigrant and tenant New Yorkers including the NYS Dream Act and restoration of driver’s licenses... Read More →
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Amy Plitt

Moderator, Curbed
Amy Plitt is the editor of Curbed NY, where she leads a small but mighty team in covering all aspects of New York City's neighborhoods and built environment. She has also written for publications like Rolling Stone, Gothamist, and Condé Nast Traveler, and is the author of the guidebook... Read More →
avatar for Susannah C. Drake, FASLA, AIA

Susannah C. Drake, FASLA, AIA

Presenter, DLANDstudio
Susannah C. Drake is the founding principal of DLANDstudio pllc, an interdisciplinary practice with offices in New York and Colorado.  Since 2005, she has taught at Harvard, IIT, FIU, CCNY, Syracuse University, Washington University in St. Louis, and The Cooper Union and was appointed... Read More →
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Donald Clinton

Presenter, Cooper Robertson
Donald Clinton AIA, MRAIC, LEED AP is a partner with Cooper Robertson with over forty years of planning and architectural experience. Mr. Clinton has been responsible for leading public and private sector projects across New York City and internationally, including Hudson Yards, the... Read More →

Friday September 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

3:30pm PDT

Future: What's Next?
This panel will explore proposed developments considering districts, neighborhoods, and alternatives to geographic master-planning. Speakers will discuss how they are currently approaching planning for large-scale developments and the important issues that need to be considered. 

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Jeffrey Raven

Jeffrey is a leader in sustainable and resilient urban design whose research is applied through his professional practice and disseminated throughout the profession, government and allied disciplines. As Director of the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Design, Jeffrey’s program... Read More →
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Elijah Hutchinson

Presenter, NYCEDC
Elijah Hutchinson a Vice President for Waterfronts in the Development department within with Division of Planning, Development, and Port & Transportation at NYCEDC. Elijah’s focus is facilitating long-term planning and redevelopment projects on New York City’s waterfront, inclusive... Read More →
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Thomas Devaney

Moderator, Municipal Art Society
Mr. Devaney is a certified planner and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional with over 27 years of public and private sector housing and city planning experience in Boston and New York. After moving to New York City in 2001, Tom worked as a senior... Read More →
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Lanie McKinnon

Presenter, Nelson Byrd Woltz
Lanie received her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rhodes College in Memphis. Lanie is a capable leader of multidisciplinary teams and, with a keen interest in the public realm, works closely... Read More →

Friday September 13, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012