Register Now for MAS Summit for New York City
August 24th, 2010, 1:00 pm
Seating is limited for the MAS Summit for New York City which will feature lively debates, discussions and new ideas about the livability of our city, from sidewalks to skyline. The conference, a first for MAS, will be held on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22 at the Penn Plaza Pavilion. You can register now on the recently-launched Summit website, massummit.org, where you can get up-to-the-minute program updates. As of today, 88 of 400 tickets have been sold for the conference, with a roster that includes Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin, Designer Yeohlee Teng, New York Times Reporter Sam Roberts, longtime and founding President of the Central Park Conservancy Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, and High Line Founder Robert Hammond, plus dozens of other thought leaders talking on a variety of important subjects. “No other civic organization tackles the concept of livability as holistically as we do,” said MAS President Vin Cipolla. “The Summit will examine the demographic shifts we are experiencing, challenges we all face in today’s New York, and new tools to democratize urban planning. We’ll also look at specific projects — like Moynihan Station — and discuss why public investment in these endeavors is so critical.” The program also includes special tours, including an early-morning guided bike ride from the Battery to the Summit’s midtown location across from Penn Station. As the Summit nears, the public will be invited to participate in online discussions on massummit.org about New York’s livability.