Crain’s Business Breakfast Forum: Amanda Burden

Amanda Burden, Chair of the City Planning Commission, will discuss the land use implications of accommodating another million people in New York in the next 25 years and Mayor Bloomberg’s rebuilding plan. Ms. Burden, who has had a large hand in reshaping the city in recent years, will also be questioned on the many large projects recently approved or awaiting action in the city.

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  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Partnership for New York City

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