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A Message from Our President

To All of Our Friends: The last several days have been an extremely challenging time for many, many New Yorkers and people all across the region. Our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors across the city and all those affected by the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy. These events have underscored the extraordinary imperative of building a resilient city — one with social and economic resilience, and one of comprehensive environmental resilience. Never has the importance of excellent urban planning and design been more important to New Yorkers. In the months and years ahead, it is essential that we meet the challenges of climate change with bold and holistic thinking — not business as usual in how we plan our city. And it is also an imperative that the voices of all New Yorkers are encouraged and considered in that planning. In October MAS hosted its 3rd annual MAS Summit for New York City, as we considered the most important questions facing our city and its livability — with 90 diverse speakers and presenters, 1100 conference registrants, dozens of sponsors and thousands participating online. Now, as before and each and every day in the future, MAS will continue to do its part to offer the most important and compelling information and solutions for New York’s future, and advocate on those issues we believe are in the best interests of all New Yorkers. Thank you for your support, and, again, we wish you and your family the very best during this time of clean-up and moving forward. Vin (P.S. The MAS office is still closed due to the crane mishap next door at the luxury hotel and condominium being built at 157 West 57th Street. The crane issue, as everyone knows, has shut down this section of midtown.) MAS’s offices are open as of 11/5.