Lectures and Other Events

Panel Discussions at General Society

The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen
20 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
212.840.1840
www.generalsociety.org

The Conservancy will host a three-part series on “Planning, Preservation and Community Participation” at the Mechanics and Tradesmen’s Library. The discussion will include new super-tall skyscraper building development, density, neighborhood planning, public realm improvements and other hot button issues within planning and preservation.The aim is to come away with practical suggestions for ways residents can have a greater say in how the City and their neighborhoods evolve.

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PANEL DISCUSSION #3
Planning, Preservation and Community Participation Panel Discussion
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Panelists
Gail Benjamin: former Land Use Director, NYC City Council
Patricia Lancaster: former Commission, NYC Department of Buildings; professor, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
Terrence O’Neal: principal and founder, Terrence O’Neal Architect LLC (TONA); former Chair and current member, Manhattan Community Board 6 Land Use Committee
Michael Sorkin: principal and founder of Michael Sorkin Studio; architectural critic; author

6:30 – 7:30PM, followed by reception
Conservancy members pay a reduced admission of $10 at the door.
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Past Events from this Series

PANEL DISCUSSION #1
Planning, Preservation and Community Participation Panel Discussion
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Panelists included
Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
Frank Fish, FAICP, BFJ Planning
Alexander Garvin, AGA Public Realm Strategists
Carl Weisbrod, former Director of the New York City Department of City Planning and Chairman of the New York City Planning Commission

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PANEL DISCUSSION #2
Planning, Preservation, and Community Participation: Through the Lens of New York’s Neighborhoods
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Panelists included
Angel Ayon, AIA, LEED AP; Founder, Ayon Studio; Vice-President, Save Harlem Now
Majora Carter, Founder, Majora Carter Group, Urban Revitalization Strategy Consultant & Real Estate Developer
George Janes, Founder, George M. Janes & Associates, Planning Consultant
Liz Krueger, New York State Senator, 28th District
Steve Levin, New York City Councilmember, 33rd District

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