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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. The third annual MAS Summit for New York City, on October 18 and 19, is fast approaching with another all-star lineup of fantastic speakers slated to explore this year’s themes: Development, Density and Diversity. Highlighting innovative city-building ideas in New York and other cities around the globe, Summit participants will consider New York City’s most pressing livability challenges and help inform the agenda for urban policies going forward. Check out MAS.org/summitnyc2012 for the most recent list of confirmed participants. As in previous years, the MAS Summit for New York City promises to be engaging, fast-paced, informative and enlightening. More than 80 of the brightest urban thinkers and practitioners are expected to participate in a mix of keynotes, panel discussions and conversations—with lots of opportunities for informal chats. To learn more or to purchase tickets please click here.