Conversations on New York: Dan Doctoroff and Paul Goldberger

Dan Doctoroff, former Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, discusses his tenure and the challenges facing the city with Paul Goldberger

July 8, 2010

Recorded: July 8, 2010

As New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development from 2002 to 2007, Daniel Doctoroff set in motion a number of sweeping initiatives, including the effort to bring the Olympics to New York (which he began as a private citizen in the late 1990s), the development of the far west side of Manhattan into a new office and residential center, congestion pricing, and PLANYC 2030, a long-term plan to accommodate the city’s growing population and address environmental challenges. In conversation with Paul Goldberger, architecture critic of The New Yorker, Doctoroff discusses the accomplishments and disappointments of his tenure, and the challenges facing the city looking forward from 2010. This program, the second in a series of Conversations on New York, was presented in conjunction with the Architectural League exhibition The City We Imagined/The City We Made: New New York 2001-2010.

Dan Doctoroff is currently President of Bloomberg LP, an international information and news company that he joined after leaving city government in late 2007. Doctoroff was the founder of NYC2012, the effort to win the 2012 OIympic Games for New York City. Prior to becoming deputy mayor, Doctoroff was managing partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners.

Paul Goldberger has been architecture critic at The New Yorker since 1997. His two most recent books are Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture, and Why Architecture Matters. He holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at the New School in New York, where he was previously Dean of the Parsons School of Design.