To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The New School’s graduate program in Urban Policy Analysis and Management, scholars and policymakers discuss our city’s evolution since the early 1970s. Neighborhoods have been revived and rebuilt, migrations have transformed the five boroughs, local government has gone from the edge of insolvency to a steadier state. Yet the New York of 1972 is strikingly similar to the city of today, with complex problems, relentless development and a lasting culture of activist government, philanthropy, advocacy and social justice. What are the challenges of today in comparison to those of the past? How can policy decisions made over the past 40 years influence the city’s future?
A conversation with:
John Mollenkopf, director of the Center for Urban Research, CUNY
Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, commissioner of the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA)
Marc Jahr, president of the New York City Housing Development Corporation
Liz Krueger, NYS Senator for the 26th Senate District (D, WF)
Roberto Ramirez, former New York State Assemblyman for the 78th Assembly District (D)
Fred Siegel, senior fellow, Progressive Policy Institute
Supported by the Milano Foundation.