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Global Urban Resilience

Hurricane Sandy streetOver the next several weeks MAS will be participating in a number of international convenings, focusing on urban resilience and livability. On May 16, MAS Managing Director Mary Rowe will be part of CityAge conference in Toronto titled The Modern Metropolis, and will discuss MAS’s experience building a global network of urban resilience practitioners to share granular approaches that improve the livability and resilience of local neighborhoods.

Toronto and New York City share many defining characteristics. Both are financial centers, immigrant ‘gate-way’ cities, with strong post-secondary education sectors, cultural and design industries. And both cities are challenged by aging and/or inadequate hard infrastructure, affordability issues, and jurisdictional challenges coupled with limited locally-controlled revenue sources.

A month later on June 18 and 19, CityAge will host The Global Metropolis, at the Skirball Center at NYU, where MAS President Vin Cipolla will discuss approaches to urban resilience, with MAS Board Member Vicki Been, who will moderate the session. CityAge hosts events in a number of cities and archives sessions here: http://www.cityage.tv/.