Credit: Thomas Heatherwick Studio
The past seven months fighting the coronavirus in New York City have laid bare the inequalities that exist in housing, infrastructure, open space access, and wellness. How can the largest city in the United States sustainably recover after COVID-19 while prioritizing the health of all of its residents? Industry leaders will explore this topic and the future of the city during a two-day virtual summit this month hosted by 92nd Street Y and Hundred Stories. The fourth annual “City of Tomorrow: Building a Better Future” summit will take place virtually on October 13 and October 14, with all talks free for the public to view.
“This summit aims to engage the public in that re-imagining process, and to answer some tough questions head on, drawing on the creativity and expertise of the very people who make our cities thrive,” 92Y CEO Seth Pinsky said in a press release. “The road to recovery for New York and other cities will be long, but it is time for us to stop focusing on what is wrong and start coming together to propose a path forward.”
For the first time, the summit, the fourth event of its kind, will be virtual, with online panel discussions online only. The lineup includes more than 40 speakers who represent a myriad of industries, including architecture, design, development, real estate, city planning, transportation, restauranteurs, and more.
Speakers include architects Charles Renfro, David Rockwell, Vishaan Chakrabarti, designer Thomas Heatherwick, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, restauranteur Daniel Boulud, Acting MTA President Sarah Feinberg, and many more.
Register and find the full-line up of panel discussions and speakers for the City of Tomorrow summit–which starts at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 14–here.