Spend an inspiring, fast-paced day connecting with the nation’s urban innovators unpacking the ideas that will change our cities for good.
Join the conversations that will shape the future of our cities.
Explore and discuss solutions to our most pressing urban issues
Reconnect and network with the best urban innovators
Find the inspiration you need to reinvent urban life
and dozens more
10 Executive keynotes and panels, networking breaks, leadership lunch and more
Moderated by acclaimed New York stand up comedian Eugene T. Barnes
In the wake of the pandemic, its lesson has been to demonstrate that any ‘new normal’ must emphasize a new way of understanding our communities—new considerations of urban space, of needs, of opportunities. Join the architect of the Domino Sugar Factory, Sunnyside and other NYC innovations in a conversation about the possible.
The pandemic has upended career priorities and made us reconsider where we live. Fascinating new data is showing surprising choices in regional migrations, and revealing where people want to spend their work lives. Join three leaders and make sense of the numbers we’ll live by in the future.
What’s the new value proposition for developers and communities in New York? What neighborhoods and districts—from Harlem to Queens—are the new destinations for capital? Follow the money in this in-depth discussion on how we’re using and investing in space beyond traditional core office areas.
What has the pandemic changed for the creative class, those catalysts of city-building? What characterizes the urban centres that are calling to them now, and how can cities respond to attract them? Join the conversation between two of the world’s leading creative city experts will endeavor to find out.
BREAKFAST turns mechanical engineering and playful, emotional aesthetics into gallery-worthy kinetic and interactive installations. From real-time climate change to directional signage to engaging reflections of passers-by, their work points the way forward to new thinking about public art.
Beyond 2020: We are at the forefront of a decade of change in housing. It will be all-encompassing, and more than just a “housing fight.” Cities, how we live, and how cities will grow in the future – this has all changed during the pandemic. What happens when a tech revolution collides with a pandemic?
Hear the Obama-administration officials discuss the revolution that is public-interest technology—a user-centered approach in design and data that makes the delivery of government services more effective and efficient in the digital age. Problem-solving transformed; inspiration guaranteed!
With an Executive Order in place that sets an ambitious new target to make half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emission, and the micro-mobility market surging post-Covid 19, join us to learn how we’ll move around New York next, make clean transportation accessible to all, and explore how mass transit, biking, and car travel might co-exist in a pedestrian-friendly city.”
Where do social justice and environmental sustainability intersect? In urban planning, to start with. Daily life in our segregated cities perpetuates an “us vs them” culture today. Find out how urban planning and design can be a starting point for equitable cities that support the ecosystems around them.
Discover the most impactful and important stories of architectural culture today with a focus on actionable ideas that address the biggest issue of our time: climate change, and with a mission to make architectural knowledge accessible to a global audience.
The Green City Force, made up of young adults from frontline communities, may be NYC’s best hope to build a green city rooted in social, economic and environmental justice. Hear how they’re transforming their own lives, leading community transition, and promoting a regenerative, inclusive economy.
2020 was the loneliest year of an era when more of us live alone than ever. See how thinking of city-building, rather than individual tower buildings, opens up new ways of community-building—and how strategic sculpting and shaping of architectural elements can create future forms of togetherness.
Join us in-person in New York.*
*All NYC Leadership Day attendees must show proof of vaccination and abide by local mask mandates
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