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Friday, October 24 • 12:05pm - 12:35pm
Why Do Cities Matter to the World?

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Cities are global incubators of economic and social innovation.  How can we continue to position cities as worthy of investment?

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Vin Cipolla

President, Municipal Art Society of New York and President, RGV
Vin Cipolla has served as Chairman, President and CEO across private and public organizations in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston and London. He is a five-time entrepreneur, an eight-time company CEO and a two-time CEO of major nonprofits. Most recently he and designer and architect David Rockwell launched RGV, a venture company focused on design-driven businesses. In early 2009, he became President of the Municipal Art Society of New York... Read More →

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Dr. Benjamin R. Barber

Senior Research Scholar, The Graduate Center, CUNY and President & Founder, The Interdependence Movement
Benjamin R. Barber is a Senior Research Scholar at The Graduate Center, CUNY, Founder of the Interdependence Movement, and Walt Whitman Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University. Dr. Barber is the author of 17 books, including the classic Strong Democracy, the international best-seller Jihad vs. McWorld and his new book If Mayors Ruled the World. Dr. Barber appears frequently in broadcast media and domestic and international news publications, and... Read More →
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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 →
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Dr. Khoo Teng Chye

Executive Director, Centre for Livable Cities
Dr. Khoo Teng Chye is currently the Executive Director for the Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore. He was formerly the Chief Executive of PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, Chief Executive Officer/Chief Planner at the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Chief Executive Officer/Group President of PSA Corporation, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mapletree Investments and Managing Director of Temasek Holdings. Dr. Khoo graduated... Read More →
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Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

City of Charleston, South Carolina
Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. is widely considered one of the most visionary and highly effective governmental leaders in America.  First elected Mayor in December 1975, Mayor Riley is serving an unprecedented tenth term. Under his leadership, Charleston has increased its commitment to racial harmony and progress, achieved a substantial decrease in crime, experienced a remarkable revitalization of its historic downtown business district, seen... Read More →
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Harriet Tregoning

Director, Office of Economic Resilience, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Harriet Tregoning is the Director HUD’s Office of Economic Resilience, where her Office will help cities across the country build a strong foundation for a diverse and prosperous economy based on enhancing community quality of place, economic opportunity, fiscal stability, transportation choice, and affordability. She was recently the Director of the District of Columbia Office of Planning, and prior to this she was the director of the... Read More →

Friday October 24, 2014 12:05pm - 12:35pm
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036