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Thursday, October 22 • 10:05am - 10:25am
Getting a New Penn and Gateway Built: Rails, Regs, and Resources

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Following up on the previous talk outlining the elements of a new Penn Station, this panel will cover how we get there. Building a modern train station and a new rail system will require a clear economic path, political will, smart governance, and visionary leadership. This panel will discuss strategies needed to overcome the numerous obstacles to realizing a new Penn Station, and the means of countering the cynicism that comes along with long-term, complex projects. Do we have what it takes to get this done?

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Kate Ascher

Partner, BuroHappold; Milstein Professor of Urban Development, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
Kate Ascher leads BuroHappold’s Cities Group in the U.S., which specializes in urban planning and development. Kate has a track record of effective leadership in infrastructure, transportation, economic development and real estate in both public and private sectors. Her projects typically involve surmounting major financial, regulatory, organizational and political hurdles. Kate also has a strong academic background, with a Ph.D from the... 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 →
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Jamie Torres Springer

Senior Principal, HR&A Advisors, Inc.
Jamie Torres Springer, Senior Principal with HR&A Advisors, specializes in creative planning, financing, and implementation strategies supporting urban growth. He coordinated infrastructure and economic development planning for the City of New York’s long-term plan OneNYC and has contributed to transforming waterfront and underutilized sites, including revitalization of Industry City, redevelopment of South Street Seaport, and... Read More →

Thursday October 22, 2015 10:05am - 10:25am
The TimesCenter

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