IDEAS CITY Festival
Keynote: The Honorable Julián Castro
US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
IDEAS CITY Festival is founded by the New Museum with executive committee members The Architectural League of New York, Bowery Poetry Club, The Cooper Union, The Drawing Center, and Storefront for Art and Architecture.
As three-term mayor of San Antonio, Julián Castro was known for innovative governance. His “Decade of Downtown” program campaigned for new investments in San Antonio’s city center and older communities and brought in $350 million of private sector money, generating more than 2,400 housing units. In 2010, Castro was enrolled in the World Economic Forum’s list of Young Global Leaders and named by Time magazine as one of its “40 under 40” list of notable leaders in American politics. At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, he became the first Latino to deliver a keynote. Castro took office as the sixteenth Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development on July 28, 2014.
10 – 11:00 a.m.
The Great Hall
The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street