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Thursday, October 23 • 1:40pm - 2:10pm
The Three Greatest Business Cities of the World: How to Keep them Competitive and Make them Affordable

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New York City is one of the most important global centers of capital, a distinction it shares with few cities around the world.  What trends are we seeing, and what challenges do we need to address, in maintaining our financial leadership?  What can we learn from other centers of global capital?


Introduction
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Dr. Eugenie L. Birch, FAICP

Chair, The Municipal Art Society of New York and Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research, Department of City & Regional Planning and Co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research, University of Pennsylvania
Eugenie L. Birch FAICP, RTPI (hon), is Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research, Chair, Graduate Group of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania School of Design, co-director, Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) and co-editor, City in the 21st Century series, University of Pennsylvania Press. Her most recent books are: Women’s Health and the World’s Cities (with Afaf Meleis and Susan Wachter) Global... Read More →

Speakers
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Greg Clark

(Moderator) Global Cities Advisor
Greg Clark is an advisor, advocate, and mentor for cities and business. His current roles include: Global Fellow, Metropolitan Programme and Global Cities Initiative, The Brookings Institution; Senior Fellow, ULI Europe; Chairman, OECD LEED Forum on Local Development and Investment Strategies; Chairman of the Advisory Board for Oslo; Chairman, JLL Global Cities Research Centre; Visiting Professor, and Co-Chairman of Advisory Board, City... Read More →
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David O'Rear

Chief Economist, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
David O’Rear is the Chief Economist at the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce in 2002. He has bachelors and masters degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a regular commentator on current events in print and electronic media. At the Chamber, Mr. O’Rear manages overall economic policy with an emphasis on taxation, laws and regulations and major industrial sectors, and is responsible for drafting many of the... Read More →
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Ben Rogers

Director, Centre for London
Ben Rogers is a writer and policy thinker, with a particular focus on cities, citizenship, social capital, public service reform, and the built environment. Prior to joining the Centre for London Ben was an Associate Director of IPPR from 2003 – 2007 and has subsequently led strategy teams in Haringey Council, DCLG and The Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, where he was responsible for producing the cross government strategy World... Read More →
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Rosemary Scanlon

Divisional Dean, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
Rosemary Scanlon is Divisional Dean of NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate and Clinical Associate Professor of Economics. She has also been a consultant on urban regional economics; a highly published author of economic studies; and a frequent guest speaker in Australia, Canada, Asia, and Europe. Previously, Ms. Scanlon served as New York State Deputy Comptroller from 1993 to 1997. Rosemary earned her undergraduate in economics from St. Francis... Read More →


Thursday October 23, 2014 1:40pm - 2:10pm
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036