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The Oversuccessful City, Part 2: Neighborhood Character in the Face of Change – SOLD OUT

Tuesday, December 4, 7:00 p.m., at the Municipal Art Society, 457 Madison Ave.

Every neighborhood in New York is in want or need of something that it does not have. Pursuit of convenience or a better life motivates a great deal of development and growth. And yet, as Jane Jacobs warned, the satisfaction of these desires — actually achieving the careful balance that defines a great urban neighborhood — itself can imperil existing communities, both physically and socially.

How can neighborhoods guard against the pitfalls of “oversuccess,” not least of which are gentrification and displacement? Who gets to say “Enough!” and when? This panel of Rev. Calvin O. Butts of The College of Old Westbury, Ron Shiffman of the Pratt Institute, Michelle de la Uz of the Fifth Avenue Committee, Errol Louis of the New York Daily News and moderator Matt Schuerman of the New York Observer, will look at recent controversies over specific large developments and tangle with the complexities of development’s benefits and its considerable perils and inequalities.

No more reservations are being taken for this event. However, seats may still be available if you wish to show-up and pay at the door. If you have already purchased tickets for this event online, be sure to bring your NY Charities Online Receipt with you to the event as your ticket.