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Thursday, October 22 • 9:15am - 9:35am
Getting It Done: How Other Cities Have Successfully Built Complex Infrastructure

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Cities around the world are facing challenges similar to New York’s as they struggle with how to update and expand their aging infrastructure systems. In this session, we’ll hear from leaders involved in major transit development projects in other U.S. cities and abroad about how they successfully moved big ideas into implementation and how that should inform our approach to realizing a new Penn Station.

avatar for Kenneth Drucker, FAIA, LEED, AP

Kenneth Drucker, FAIA, LEED, AP

Senior Principal and Design Principal, HOK
As Design Director for HOK’s New York Office, Kenneth Drucker participates in all phases of the design process from planning through contract documents. His collaborative design approach focuses on design solutions that combine sustainability with the integration of art & science of architecture, while knitting complex programs within the project’s context. During his sixteen years at HOK, Ken has directed the design of many of... Read More →

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Vishaan Chakrabarti, AIA

MAS Director; Founder & CEO, Partnership for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU); Associate Professor of Practice, Columbia University
Vishaan Chakrabarti is the Founder and CEO of the Partnership for Architecture and Urbanism. Simultaneously, Mr. Chakrabarti is an Associate Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP), where he teaches architectural design studios and seminars on urbanism. He is also the author of A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America (Metropolis Books, 2013). From 2012... Read More →
avatar for John Worthington, AA Dip (Hons), Hon FRIBA, FRSA

John Worthington, AA Dip (Hons), Hon FRIBA, FRSA

Founder, DEGW; Commissioner, Independent Transport Commission (ITC); London
John studied at the Architectural Association, London and subsequently as a Harkness Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and UC Berkeley. Previous positions include Professor of Architecture and Director of the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies at the University of York, chairman of CABE/RIBA Building Futures, and a board member for London Thames Gateway Development Corporation. From 2009-15 he was a director of the Academy of... Read More →
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Beverley Swaim-Staley

President and Chief Executive Officer, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation; Washington, D.C.
As President and CEO of Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC), Beverley manages the leased operations of the multimodal transportation and retail center and oversees the redevelopment of the Washington Union Station complex, alongside planning partners Amtrak and Akridge. Prior to joining USRC, Beverley was the first woman to serve as Maryland Transportation Secretary, with 10,000 employees and a $3.6 billion annual budget... Read More →

Thursday October 22, 2015 9:15am - 9:35am
The TimesCenter

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