Panel Discussion: New York Neighborhoods and the Impact of Development

Since Robert Moses’s time, there has been a paradigm shift in the way development takes place in New York City. This panel will address the nature of that shift and explore how present-day developers and public agencies address such key issues as the design and scale of projects, local participation in decision marking, and the role of historic preservation in the future of the city’s communities. Richard A. Kahan, winner of the Robert Moses Achievement Award and president of The Urban Assembly, will be joined by Paul Goldberger, author and architecture critic for The New Yorker; Michael Kwartler, principal of Michael Kwartler and Associates, and founding director of the Environmental Simulation Center; and Robert Tierney, chairman, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.


Robert Moses Symposium Panel: Moses Alters the Landscape with Bridges and Highways

A panel discussion moderated by Owen Gutfreund and featuring the authors of four papers: David Foxe, Bridges, Structural Design, and Technological Optimism Hilary Kitasei, The Collapse of the Parkway Ideal: Preservation Challenges in the 21st Century Ray Bromley, Revisiting Caro’s One Mile: The Cross-Bronx Expressway Jeffrey Kroessler, Beyond the Bridge: Robert Moses and Staten Island

Meet Your Industrial Development Agency

Last week, the board of the New York City Industrial Agency postponed a vote on whether to subsidize the construction of parking facilities at the new Yankee Stadium through the issuance of $225 million in triple tax exempt bonds. Streetsblog has no word yet on when the vote will occur, so in the meantime here […]

Panel: Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York: When the Big Get Bigger: New York Universities and Their Neighbors

More than 40 years ago, Jane Jacobs opposed the construction of New York University’s monolithic Bobst Library on Washington Square South. The world has changed since then, but institutional expansion remains a major force in cities. Plans by Columbia University, New York University, Cooper Union and the United Nations have all met with considerable controversy. […]

Panel Discussion: Security at What Cost? Balancing Security and Public Space

A panel of design and engineering experts along with public and private sector officials will discuss the implications of security on contemporary urban streetscapes. Andrew Manshel, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, will moderate a panel including: Robert Ducibella, Principal, Ducibella Venter & Santore, Ray Gastil, Director, Manhattan Office, New York […]