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Friday, October 24 • 3:45pm - 4:25pm
Is New York Falling Apart?

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Cities need well maintained and modern infrastructure to thrive and grow yet many are facing hard choices about how to pay for these necessary improvements. What are some new strategies to raise money necessary to keep these systems thriving? How has borrowing money crippled the budgets of our infrastructure agencies, and how will it affect future generations. What are new ideas to address this very real crisis?  

Fragile Success - Smart Talk by Thomas K. Wright

Capital vs. Labor: It’s not just for Karl Marx! - Smart Talk by Nicole Gelinas 

Smart Ways to Fund Transportation - Smart Talk by Veronica Vanterpool 

Paying for the City: New Forms of Finance - Smart Talk by Shalini Vajjhala 

The Community Growth Corporation: The Art and Science of Community Finance - Smart Talk by Jesse M. Keenan


Speakers
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Nicole Gelinas

Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Nicole Gelinas is the Searle Freedom Trust Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. Gelinas writes on urban economics and finance, municipal and corporate finance, and business issues. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts. Her most recent book, After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street—and Washington was published on... Read More →
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Jesse M. Keenan

Research Director, Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE) at Columbia University
Jesse M. Keenan is the Research Director for the Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE.) at Columbia University. Keenan is an internationally recognized practitioner and academic who has advised governments and businesses on matters of housing, real estate and technology. Keenan has previously held various appointments at the University of Miami, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and the Joint Center for Housing Studies, the... Read More →
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Shalini Vajjhala

Founder & CEO, re:focus partners
Shalini Vajjhala is Found & CEO of re:focus partners, a design firm focused on developing innovative resilient infrastructure solutions for vulnerable communities. Prior to founding re:focus, Shalini served as Special Representative in the Office of Administrator Lisa Jackson at the US EPA, where she lef the US-Brazil Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability. Previously, she was Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Office of International... Read More →
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Veronica Vanterpool

Executive Director, Tri-State Transportation Campaign
At TSTC, Veronica advances sustainable transportation policy—more transit investment, safer roadways for all users, fiscally responsible funding policies—throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Ms. Vanterpool served on the Mass Transit Task Force for the Tappan Zee Bridge and the Transportation Reinvention Commission for the MTA. She chairs the board of the Bronx River Alliance and is on the board of Vision Long Island. Ms... Read More →
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Thomas K. Wright

Executive Director, Regional Plan Association
Tom Wright is Executive Director of Regional Plan Association. He has steered many of the organization's key initiatives, including the Draft vision Plan for the City of Newark (2006) and A Region at Risk: The Third Regional Plan for the New York- New Jersey- Connecticut Metropolitan Area (1996). Previously, he was deputy executive director of the New Jersey Office of State Planning, where he coordinated production of the New Jersey State... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:25pm
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036