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Archive for August, 2012

Summer at MAS: Meet the Interns

For MAS, the summer of 2012 has become the Summer of the Intern. From June to August, eight college and graduate school students interned at MAS, lending a hand to specific arts and culture, development, preservation and planning projects. Joining MAS’s Planning Department were Cortez Crosby and Nika Taubinsky—students of the Yale School of Architecture—who focused on East Midtown. Continue Reading>>

Richard Saul Wurman Joins First Wave of Speakers Announced for 2012 MAS Summit for New York City

summit 2012 stage speakers MAS is thrilled to announce Richard Saul Wurman–architect, designer, and creator of the now iconic TED conference–will open this year’s MAS Summit for New York City. Wurman, who has been named this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will set the stage for the following two days with his keynote, A Conversation About Cities. Continue Reading>>

Early Bird Registration Now Open for the 2012 MAS Summit for NYC

Early bird registration is now open (through September 14th) for the 2012 MAS Summit for New York City, which will be held on October 18th and 19th at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. Join the innovative city shapers and thought leaders who will gather as MAS presents its third annual MAS Summit for New York City. Continue Reading>>

The Future of East Midtown

East Midtown Manhattan is one of the world’s largest business districts, home to the nation’s greatest concentration of Fortune 500 companies and 250,000 jobs. The New York City Department of City Planning has recently released a proposal to upzone East Midtown’s office core, located roughly between 39th Street to 57th Street from 5th to 3rd Avenue. This proposal is meant to encourage the development of new iconic buildings, transform the city’s skyline, bring in tens of thousands of new workers, and in turn, secure the district’s prominence. 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>>