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Friday, October 24 • 11:25am - 11:55am
Re-Imagining the Civic Commons

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What is the future of the civic commons in our cities?  How can we better leverage these shared public assets to make our cities more economically competitive, livable, and just? This session is part of Re-Imagining the Civic Commons, MAS’ project with the James L. Knight Foundation. 

Speakers
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Jonathan Bowles

Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future
Jonathan Bowles is executive director of the Center for an Urban Future, a think tank that shines a light on the key opportunities and challenges facing New York, with a focus on growing the city’s economy and expanding economic opportunity. During his 15 years at the Center, he has been the architect of the Center’s policy agenda and is responsible for making it one of New York’s most innovative and influential organizations... Read More →
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Carol Coletta

(Moderator) Vice President, National & Community Initiatives, Knight Foundation
Carol Coletta, who joined Knight Foundation in 2013, is an expert on the development of cities. Coletta was director of ArtPlace, a unique public-private collaboration to accelerate creative placemaking in communities across the United States. For seven years, Coletta was president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, a national network of urban leaders. Previously, she served as executive director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, and also... Read More →
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Regina Myer

President, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Regina Myer is President of Brooklyn Bridge Park, responsible for the creation and construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park for the City of New York. The 85-acre Park stretches approximately 1.3 miles along the East River from Atlantic Avenue to north of the Manhattan Bridge, transforming the downtown Brooklyn waterfront into a civic space for all New Yorkers. BBP is one of the most significant public investments on the waterfront outside of... Read More →
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Tim Tompkins

President, Times Square Alliance
Tim Tompkins has been the President of the Times Square Alliance since 2002. He is currently the Co-Chair of the NYC BID Association and, the Chair elect of the International Downtown Association. Prior to joining the Alliance, he was the Founder and Director of Partnerships for Parks. He has also worked at New York City’s Economic Development Corporation, The New York City Charter Revision Commission, and was briefly the Nationals... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 11:25am - 11:55am
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036