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Agenda Announced for Charting the Road to Resilience

Sandy StreetOnline registration is now CLOSED.  On-site registration is available starting at 8:30 am on Saturday, January 12 at The New School, 66 W. 12th Street or watch live here. On Saturday, January 12, MAS is convening, with more than eighty partners, a free, day-long, community-rich program to look at the challenges – and opportunities – of building a more resilient New York City from the ground up. Hosted at The New School, the day includes plenary discussions to give us the hard facts about the impacts of the storm commonly known as Superstorm Sandy, and then twenty working sessions pulled together by our partners Continue Reading>>

Join Us Next Week: Charting the Road to Resilience–From the Ground Up

SandyVoluteerMAS and our partners will host the third event in our Road to Resilience series next week. Charting the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up is a two-day convening, beginning with site visits on Friday, January 11 and continuing with a day-long conference on Saturday, January 12 at the New School. The goal of this free event is to share lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy and to cultivate ideas for how to become a more livable and resilient New York. Continue Reading>>

National Leaders Discuss Waterfront Resilience Post Hurricane Sandy

Shaun DonovanMAS and the Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE.) at Columbia University teamed up to host, New York City Sink or Swim: Principles and Priorities for Waterfront Restoration in a Post-Sandy Era on December 13. The half-day conference was held in Lower Manhattan, and brought together the leading experts in costal resilience from both New York City and the Netherlands to discuss and debate how the New York metropolitan region can recover from Hurricane Sandy. Continue Reading>>

Post-Sandy, What Have We Learned?

Throughout New York City, Hurricane Sandy dramatically transformed the landscape and destroyed neighborhoods.  Its impact on the way that we think about our city has yet to be determined, but two projects that were proposed before the storm may serve as useful weathervanes. The first project is a proposal to develop approximately 700 units of housing along the Gowanus Canal, Continue Reading>>

Libraries as Community Anchors

MAS is committed to advocating for public amenities that contribute to the livability of New York City and its diverse neighborhoods. To that end, MAS showcased the leaders of the three New York City library systems at the MAS Summit for New York City this past October, to talk about the vital and ever-expanding roles libraries play as cultural and community anchors in city neighborhoods. This session was so popular (both live and online subsequently) that MAS will again convene a public program with the presidents of the libraries, this time at the magnificent main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on April 12. Continue Reading>>

Watch the MAS Summit Live Online

summit 2011 livestream new york city urban planningThe MAS Summit for New York City is Thursday and Friday. Watch the Livestream of presentations, panels, and awards winners online. We’re also live tweeting the Summit at A limited number of tickets are still available for Friday. You can find the latest schedule and speaker information here.

MAS Summit for NYC This Week

MAS Summit NYC LogoThe MAS Summit for New York City is just days away, on October 13 and 14. This will be our largest-ever convening with more than 75 speakers joining MAS from around the country to discuss New York’s most pressing challenges, as well as innovative solutions to make our city even more livable. This is a tremendously important event for both MAS and for our city. If you haven’t done so already, register now, as this not-to-be-missed event is nearly sold out. Continue Reading>>

MAS Summit: First Wave of Speakers Announced

mas summit 2011 cityscape thumbnailThe first wave of speakers has been confirmed as MAS is gearing up for the second annual MAS Summit for New York City — two days of energetic and fast-paced talks, panel discussions and conversations with opportunities for attendees to network and exchange ideas. The best and most innovative city-building ideas will be presented as we consider how to make New York City more livable, from sidewalk to skyline.   Early registration discounts are available now through August 22. Continue Reading>>

MAS Summit Early Registration Extended Through August 22

mas-summit-2010-stage-wideEarly registration continues through August 22nd for the second annual MAS Summit for New York City, which once again promises to be an energetic and fast-paced conference, combining talks, panel discussions, conversations and opportunities for attendees to network and exchange ideas with the people who are shaping New York and other cities from around the world. Continue Reading>>

Submit your Nominations for the 2011 MAS Livable City Awards

livable city new yorkNominations are now being accepted for the MAS Livable City Awards. Every year, through our annual awards, we recognize outstanding individuals, groups, places and events that have made New York a more livable city. Beginning this year, these awards, now named the MAS Livable City Awards, will be celebrated at a special ceremony and reception on October 13, 2011, during the first evening of our signature event, the MAS Summit for New York City. The categories are described below. We invite you to submit your nomination online today! Continue Reading>>