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The Future of New York City: Charting an Equitable Recovery for All

March 31 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm EDT

The Future of NYC

This day-long hybrid event aims to bring together some of the key leaders and thinkers working to foster an equitable economic recovery for New York City and the region. Limited in-person seating will be available by invitation.

On March 31, 2022, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will host “The Future of New York City: Charting an Equitable Recovery for All,” a day-long hybrid event featuring some of the city’s—and the nation’s—key leaders and thinkers on topics including the future of remote work, the role of cities in a post-pandemic economy, and the role of transportation in the city’s future.

The global pandemic was a historic blow to both New York’s people and its economy. This event will focus on charting a path to an inclusive recovery, featuring presentations and discussions on why New York City has thrived through pandemics, depressions, wars, and recessions; how to foster a recovery that reduces urban inequality; and big ideas from local innovators.

Among the speakers are New York Fed President and CEO John C. Williams, who will deliver opening remarks; Stanford University Professor of Economics Nicholas Bloom, Harvard University Professor of Economics Edward Glaeser; National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial; and U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Christopher Coes.

Speakers

Emily Badger

Emily Badger
Urban Policy Writer
The New York Times

Donnel Baird

Donnel Baird
Founder & CEO
BlocPower

Nick Bloom

Nicholas Bloom
Professor of Economics
Stanford University

Gabriela Ariana Compoverde

Gabriela Ariana Campoverd
Founder, Miren
MBA Candidate
Wharton

Rafael Cestero

Rafael Cestero
President, CEO & Chair, Operating Committee
Community Preservation Corporation

Christopher Coes

Christopher Coes
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy
U.S. Department of Transportation

Christine D’Onofrio
Ph.D., Director, NYC Center for Economic Opportunity
NYC’s Mayor’s Office

Gilles Duranton

Gilles Duranton
Professor of Real Estate, Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Ingrid Gould Ellen

Ingrid Gould Ellen
Professor of Urban Policy and Planning and Director, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy
New York University

Lance Freeman

Lance Freeman
Professor of City and Regional Planning, and Sociology
University of Pennsylvania

Edward Glaeser

Edward Glaeser
Professor of Economics and Chairman, Department of Economics
Harvard University

Jack Gutt

Jack Gutt
Executive Vice President & Head of Communications & Outreach
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Jessie Handbury

Jessie Handbury
Assistant Professor of Real Estate, Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Chris Herd

Chris Herd
Founder & CEO
Firstbase

Marc Morial

Marc Morial
President & CEO
National Urban League

Stephen Ritz

Stephen Ritz
Founder
Green Bronx Machine

Dominic Ramos Ruiz

Dominic Ramos-Ruiz
Community Development
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Abby Jo Sigal

Abby Jo Sigal
Founding CEO
HERE to HERE

Dr. Lorna Thorpe

Dr. Lorna Thorpe, Ph.D., MPH
Professor of Epidemiology, Director of the Division of Epidemiology, Vice Chair for Strategy and Planning in the Department of Population Health
New York University

Steve Todd

Steve Todd
Global Head of Workplace
Nasdaq

Lauren Weber

Lauren Weber
Reporter
The Wall Street Journal

John C. Williams

John C. Williams
President & CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Tom Wright

Tom Wright
President & CEO
Regional Plan Association

Kathryn Wylde

Kathryn Wylde
President & CEO
Partnership for New York City

Agenda


9:00-9:15 am ET

Welcome remarks

John C. Williams, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

9:15-10:45 am ET

Session 1: Is this time different? Will remote working change the urban landscape?

Steve Todd, Global Head of Workplace, Nasdaq; Founder, Open Sourced Workplace moderator

Why New York City Has Thrived Through Pandemics, Depressions, Wars, and Recessions
Edward Glaeser, Professor of Economics and Chairman, Department of Economics, Harvard University

What Is the Future of Remote Working?
Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Chris Herd, Founder & CEO, Firstbase

10:45-11:00 am ET

Break

11:00 am-12:30 pm ET

Session 2: Are big cities still good places to work and live?

Lauren Weber, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal moderator

Have Big Cities Lost Their Productivity Advantage?
Gilles Duranton, Professor of Real Estate, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Big Cities As A Place to Live
Jessie Handbury, Assistant Professor of Real Estate, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Marc Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League

Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO, Partnership for New York City

12:30-1:15 pm ET

Keynote discussion: The role of transportation and infrastructure in NYC’s future

Jack Gutt, Executive Vice President & Head of Communications & Outreach, Federal Reserve Bank of New York moderator

Christopher Coes, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation

Tom Wright, President & CEO, Regional Plan Association

1:15-1:30 pm ET

Break

1:30-3:00 pm ET

Session 3: Will the pandemic accelerate urban inequality?

Emily Badger, Urban Policy Writer, The New York Times moderator

Flexibility and Conversions in New York City’s Housing Stock: Building for an Era of Rapid Change
Ingrid Gould Ellen, Professor of Urban Policy and Planning and Director, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, New York University (co-author Noah Kazis, Legal Fellow, Furman Center)

Policies to Address Inequality and Promote Inclusive Growth in NYC
Lance Freeman, Professor of City and Regional Planning & Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

Rafael Cestero, President, CEO & Chair, Operating Committee, Community Preservation Corporation

Christine D’Onofrio, Ph.D., Director, NYC Center for Economic Opportunity, NYC’s Mayor’s Office

3:00-3:15 pm ET

Summary remarks and break

3:30-5:00 pm ET

Ideas at work: Tackling poverty in New York City

Dominic Ramos-Ruiz, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of New York moderator

Donnel Baird, Founder & CEO, BlocPower

Abby Jo Sigal, Founding CEO, HERE to HERE

Gabriela Ariana Campoverde, Founder, Miren; MBA Candidate, Wharton

Stephen Ritz, Founder, Green Bronx Machine

Dr. Lorna Thorpe, Ph.D., MPH, Professor of Epidemiology, Director of the Division of Epidemiology, and Vice Chair for Strategy and Planning in the Department of Population Health, New York University


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