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Thursday, October 22 • 12:00pm - 12:25pm
A City that Works: Making Space for Opportunity and Innovation

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Diverse economies depend upon entrepreneurs, innovators, and artists, but in cities like New York, these groups are often the first to be crowded out by rising rents and rising barrier-to-entry costs. This panel will discuss the challenges facing our city's risk-takers and innovative solutions to overcoming those obstacles —from pop-ups to co-working spaces. How can globally competitive cities grow economically while simultaneously supporting entrepreneurs and innovators?

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Gabriel Calatrava

MAS Director; Architect and Engineer, Santiago Calatrava LLC
Gabriel Calatrava works with internationally acclaimed architecture and engineering firm, Santiago Calatrava. Noted for the iconic white cantilevered bridges, Calatrava’s structures gracefully transform and give new life to the urban landscapes in which they are built across the globe. A citizen of the world, Mr. Calatrava has studied both engineering and architecture here in New York, at Columbia University. Mr. Calatrava is also a... Read More →

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Bryan Boyer

Partner, Dash Marshall
Bryan is a co-founder and partner at Dash Marshall, where he runs the studio’s strategic design projects with a focus on urban innovation. Previously Bryan was a founding member of Helsinki Design Lab at the Finnish Innovation Fund, working under the auspices of Parliament to improve public institutions through design. Bryan’s work has been cited in The Economist, Wired, Monocle, Metropolis, Bon Appetit, and The Guardian among others... Read More →
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Eric Ho

Founder, Made in the Lower East Side (miLES)
Eric is the founder of miLES, a civic startup that open storefronts to possibilities by activating urban neighborhoods for pop-up entrepreneurship. Started as an online collaboration, Eric has been leading the development of miLES into an innovative practice. Operating between real estate, design and social entrepreneurship, miLES has been creatively using storefront spaces for a wide range of uses and time-frame to lower the entry barrier for... Read More →
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Hope Knight

President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation
Hope Knight is President and CEO of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, a community-building organization that plans, promotes, coordinates and advances responsible development to revitalize Jamaica and strengthen the region. Previously, she was Chief Operating Officer of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ), an organization that creates economic opportunity using public funds and tax incentives as catalysts for private... Read More →
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Greg Lindsay

Senior Fellow, New Cities Foundation
Greg Lindsay is a senior fellow of the New Cities Foundation, a non-resident senior fellow of The Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative, and a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management. He is also a contributing writer for Fast Company and co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next. He writes and speaks frequently about the future of cities, most... Read More →
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Jonathan Ortmans

President, Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)
Jonathan Ortmans serves as president of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), a year-round platform of global programs and initiatives created by the communities that celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week each November. Aimed at creating one global entrepreneurial ecosystem, GEN helps people in 150 countries unleash their ideas and turn them into promising new ventures—creating jobs, unearthing innovations for society and... Read More →

Thursday October 22, 2015 12:00pm - 12:25pm
The TimesCenter

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