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Friday, October 24 • 4:25pm - 4:55pm
10 Smart Policy Initiatives for New York City

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The de Blasio administration was elected last year on a platform of change, with a mandate to re-balance inequality in the city and ensure broader opportunities for all New Yorkers.  In this exciting culmination of the 2014 Summit for New York City, a panel of resourceful, imaginative New Yorkers will offer their insights on top priorities and ideas for the city in the coming year, in response to ideas submitted by Summit attendees over the course of the two days.


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Donnel Baird

Founder, BlocPower
Donnel Baird is the founder of BlocPower, a startup that markets and finances the installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in religious institutions, small businesses, and non-profits in underserved communities. Donnel spent three years as a community organizer in Brooklyn and one year as a voter contact director for Obama For America. Mr. Baird managed a national Change to Win campaign to leverage Dept. of Energy... Read More →
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Tommy Craig

Senior Managing Director, Hines NY/NY/CT Regional Office
Tommy Craig has led the Hines New York office, covering New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, since 1996. During this time he has served as Senior Project Officer for the development or development management of several high-profile and complex projects in the tri-state region. Among these are 7 Bryant Park, a 28-story tower designed by Henry Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed and 53W53, an 82-story development designed by Jean Nouvel, comprised of 169... Read More →
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Kenneth Drucker, FAIA, LEED, AP

Senior Principal & Design Principal, HOK
As Design Director for HOK’s New York Office, Kenneth Drucker participates in all phases of the design process from planning through contract documents. His collaborative design approach focuses on design solutions that combine sustainability with the integration of art & science of architecture, while knitting complex programs within the project’s context. During his sixteen years at HOK, Ken has directed the design of many of... Read More →
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Melissa Harris-Perry

(Moderator) Host, MSNBC's
Melissa V. Harris-Perry is host of MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry." The show airs on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to noon ET. Ms. Harris-Perry has returned to her alma mater, Wake Forest University, as professor of Politics and International Affairs. She previously served on the faculties of Tulane University, the University of Chicago and Princeton University. Harris-Perry is author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in... Read More →
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Maria Torres-Springer

Commissioner, New York City Department of Small Business Services
Maria Torres-Springer’s experience collaborating with local communities began when she worked at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a nonprofit focusing on bringing together community stakeholders with private and public resources. More recently, she served as the Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. From directing the revitalization of a 27-acre district and... Read More →

Friday October 24, 2014 4:25pm - 4:55pm
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036