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Panel: What Can NYC Learn From London About Combating Global Warming Through Congestion Pricing?

8:31 PM EDT on May 3, 2007

Please join the Partnership for New York City and the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy in the latest installment of the Marketplace of Ideas series highlighting policymakers who successfully put progressive values into practice.

A panel discussion featuring Nicky Gravon, Deputy Mayor, London

Introduced by Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO, Partnership for New York City

Panelists include:

    • Ed Ott, Executive Director, Central Labor Council
    • City Councilman Eric Gioia
    • Others to be determined

Moderated by: Andrea Batista Schlesinger, Drum Major Institute for Public Policy

As Deputy Mayor, Nicky Gravon plays a key role in London government. She has responsibility for the environment, strategic planning and children and young people. She led for the Mayor in preparing the London Plan. In particular, she promoted sustainable design and construction. Nicky is now leading for the Mayor on climate change, including implementation of the London Climate Change Action Plan and the establishment of the C40—large cities climate leadership group. Nicky is an elected member of the London Assembly and the only Deputy Mayor of London. As Chair of the London Planning Advisory Committee in the 1990s, Nicky oversaw initial research into the proposal for a Congestion Charge in London.

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