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Partner Post: Untapped New York Blogs the MAS Summit

Many partners came together to make the sold-out 2012 MAS Summit for New York City a major success.  One of those partners was Untapped New York, a media partner of the MAS Summit. Untapped was on-hand throughout the sold out Summit to live-blog many of the sessions.  Their coverage of the 2012 MAS Summit for New York City follows below, in reverse chronological order.  Many thanks to the Untapped team  for their stalwart support of the Summit. Continue Reading>>

MAS Releases Third Annual MAS Survey on Livability

New Yorkers see employment concerns, public safety, housing and the cost of living as the greatest challenges to living happily in New York City, according to the 2012 MAS Survey on Livability, which was released this morning at the MAS Summit for New York City and reported in The New York Times. While life in the Big Apple is generally good, say 84% of those polled, more than one fifth of New Yorkers are worried about employment (22%) and safety (21%) – slightly more than those who are concerned about that perennial source of anxiety among New Yorkers: housing (19%). Continue Reading>>

The Next 100: Visionary Designs Unveiled for Grand Central and East Midtown

Three visionary architectural designs that re-imagine the public spaces in and around Grand Central Terminal and the East Midtown neighborhood will be unveiled this afternoon at the MAS Summit for New York City. From a soaring skyway that rises above Grand Central, to a transformed Park Avenue Viaduct, to expansive pedestrian plazas and bicycle paths, the designs will help inform the future of this critical neighborhood as Grand Central celebrates its 100th anniversary and as New York City develops a new planning framework that calls for the re-zoning of the area’s core.  Continue Reading>>

MAS Named a Lead Partner of the World Urban Campaign

MAS has become a lead partner of the World Urban Campaign, a project of the United Nations Human Settlements Program, which seeks coordinated uses of resources and expertise to improve the lives of at least 100 million of the world’s slum dwellers by the year 2020. The program, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is also referred to as UN-HABITAT. UN-HABITAT and its partners advocate for resilient and sustainable urban communities worldwide and seek to engage the public, private and social sectors in the pursuit of these goals. Continue Reading>>