How Should New York Grow?


Camilo Jose Vergara. View from the foot of the Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn, 2001.

How Should New York Grow?
Andrew Alpern and Anna Hayes Levin
Moderated by Vishaan Chakrabarti
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
6:30 p.m.
The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

Co-sponsored by the Museum of the City of New York and the Architectural League. Presented in conjunction with The Greatest Grid, The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011 and The Unfinished Grid: Design Speculations for Manhattan.

With the projection of one million new New Yorkers by 2030 in the mayor’s PlaNYC, the city is confronted with the challenge of meeting the needs of its ever-growing population. Join us for a conversation to explore whether New York is running out of space, and if current land-use practices can fully address development in the future. Vishaan Chakrabarti, Holliday Professor and Director, the Center for Urban Real Estate, Columbia University, moderates a discussion with historian Andrew Alpern, author of Holdouts: The Buildings that Got in the Way (David R. Godine, 2011); Anna Hayes Levin, member of the City Planning Commission at the New York City Department of Planning; and others.

Reservations required through the Museum of the City of New York. Members and friends of the Architectural League can receive half price tickets by entering the code Arch411 upon check-out. Register by clicking here.

For more information call 917-492-3395.