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The University in the Neighborhood: Debating NYU’s Expansion Plan

nyu new york university campus expansion 2031 planJoin MAS on Tuesday, March 27, for a panel discussion on NYU’s expansion plan.  New York University is the latest city institution to evoke controversy with its ambitious expansion plan which would more than double the amount of density on two Greenwich Village area superblocks. NYU, like Columbia and Fordham, is an important New York City institution; however, each institution’s success relies as much on its location within New York City as in its state-of-the-art facilities. In New York City, perhaps more than anywhere else, institutions must make a significant effort to grow in a way that respects the city’s unique neighborhoods. As the NYU expansion project has entered New York City’s public review process, MAS will be hosting a very timely panel discussion weighing the benefits and impacts of the NYU plan and comparing it with other institutional expansions. Our expert panel includes Hilary Ballon, deputy vice chancellor NYU Abu Dhabi and professor of urban studies and architecture; Gary Hack, former dean and professor of urban design, University of Pennsylvania; Brad Hoylman, chair, Manhattan Community Board 2; and Ron Shiffman, professor, Pratt Graduate Center for Planning. HR&A Chairman John Alschuler will moderate. The University in the Neighborhood: Debating NYU’s Expansion Plan.  We proudly offer 1.0 LU CES credit and 1.5 APA CM credits for this program. Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Where: Scholastic Auditorium, 557 Broadway at Prince Street Cost: $15/$10 MAS Members, Free for Students with Current I.D. Registration Required Online or by Telephone (212) 935-3960