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2002 Regional Assembly: Rebuilding Downtown New York: Friday, April 26, New York, New York

Regional Plan Association

Join Regional Plan Association (RPA) and the Civic Alliance to Rebuild Downtown New York at RPA's twelfth annual Regional Assembly on Friday, April 26. Leading public officials and business leaders, academics and professionals who have participated in Civic Alliance working groups will present their findings and recommendations based on workshops and forums held earlier this year. Participants will discuss plans for a living memorial; improved transportation and access; new civic amenities; urban design and development guidelines; goals for social and economic justice; and the changing shape of our region's economic geography, among other issues. The public will have the opportunity to debate the issues presented by the panelists, which the Alliance will consider when designing a development program for the district.

The Assembly will feature a keynote address by The Honorable George Pataki, Governor of New York and a morning plenary session moderated by The New Yorker magazine architecture critic, Paul Goldberger. Please join us on April 26th for these critically important events-and participate in rebuilding the heart of our metropolitan region.

Featured Panelists and Speakers include:

Charles Gargano, Chairman, Empire State Development Corporation

C. Virginia Fields, President, Borough of Manhattan

Edward Blakely, Dean, Robert J. Milano Graduate School, New School University

Bruce Fowle, Principal, Fox and Fowle Architects

Ken Greenberg, Principal, Greenberg Associates Ltd., Toronto, Canada

Madelyn G. Wils, Chair, Community Board One; and Director, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation

Jonathon Rose, President & CEO, Jonathon Rose & Companies

Ray Gastil, Executive Director, Van Alen Institute

Monica Iken, President, September's Mission

Paul Morris, FALSA, McKeever/Morris; and President of the American Society of Landscape Architects

Iris Weinshall, Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation

Carl Weisbrod, President, Alliance for Downtown New York

Carl Anthony, Program Officer, Community & Resource Development, Ford Foundation

Hugh Hardy, Founding Partner, Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates

Related Link: Regional Plan Association -- Regional Assembly 2002

For more information contact:

Karen Chin
Regional Plan Association
4 Irving Place, 7th Floor
New York
NY 10003
USA

Phone: 212-253-2727 x309
Fax: 212-253-5666
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.rpa.org

Published on:
April 3, 2002 - 7:53am
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