Driverless cars: a NYC symposium

Please join us at an event hosted by Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President:

Driverless cars: a NYC symposium

September 27, 4 – 7pm, 1 Centre St., 19th Floor South
An enormous amount of research and development is going into the development of driverless cars—known as “Autonomous Vehicles” in the industry. It’s not a matter of “if” anymore, it’s a matter of when. That’s why my office is sponsoring a forum with representatives from the city’s Taxi & Limousince Commission, Dept. of Transportation, NYU’s Rudin Center, and one of the manufacturers of AV’s, Audi. It promises to be an interesting discussion—please join us!

Register online to attend by visiting DriverlessNYC.eventbrite.com.

What do you want your city to be? Reimagining Southwest Brooklyn

The fundamental urban questions of growth, equity and resiliency are no longer distant planning challenges, but rather urgent priorities of increasing complexity. New York City is facing a housing crisis with a vacancy rate below 5%. Southwest Brooklyn can support equitable growth, but its residents need good jobs and access to public transportation. Thoughtful planning and informed decision-making can create equitable, sustainable and resilient solutions that can work for Southwest Brooklyn and New York City as a whole.

Join us for a civic discussion of potential development scenarios for Southwest Brooklyn.

  • Vishaan Chakrabarti, Founder, PAU, and Associate Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
  • Michelle de la Uz, Executive Director, Fifth Avenue Committee
  • Jill Eisenhard, Founder and Executive Director, Red Hook Initiative
  • Gary LaBarbera, President, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York
  • Chris Ward, Chief Executive, AECOM Metro New York, and Project Director, Southwest Brooklyn

Moderated by Mitchell L. Moss

Future of NYC Transportation – Building Solutions for 21st Century Transit

We’re speaking with Be Social Change, TransitCenter and Citi Bike about the future of transportation in New York City.

June 1 , 7-9 p.m.

Interface NYC (140 W 30th Street)

Tickets and Information: click here

Join Be Social Change on Wednesday, June 1st for a panel discussion on the Future of NYC Transportation: Building Solutions for 21st Century Transit.


As the most populous city in the United States, New York City depends on a network of complex transportation systems. We have one of the largest subway systems in the world, an extensive bus network, numerous taxis, and innovative carpool and bike share programs. However, as ridership reaches capacity, traffic continues to increase, and massive infrastructure repairs becoming critical, New York City faces great challenges in building a transportation system of the 21st Century.

Bringing together leaders and experts, this panel will explore the challenges and opportunities facing NYC’s transportation system as it evolves to meet 21st Century demands. What is the role of public-private partnerships in improving the transportation ecosystem? What can be done to increase MTA’s capacity while decreasing its funding gap? How will the increasing availability of data inform and transform how people get around? And what innovative programs, polices, and businesses are leading the way in building a transportation system of the future?

WTS-GNY Spring Dinner Program

Consider joining WTS for their Spring Dinner this May! NYU Rudin Center Assistant Director, Sarah Kaufman, will be moderating. see details below:

WTS-GNY Spring Dinner Program

Turning Challenges into Opportunities: Alternate Delivery of Capital Construction Projects

May 2, 5:30 p.m.

Moderator: Sarah Kaufman, Assistant Director of NYU Rudin Center for Transportation Policy

Marie Corrado, Senior Director, Gateway Program, Amtrak
Poonam Punj, Senior Project Manager, MTA LIRR
Lysa Scully, General Manager of LaGuardia Airport, PANYNJ
Event includes: Panel discussion, buffet dinner, cash bar.

Cost:

$55 – WTS Member
$40 – Young member (under 35)
$55 – Young non-member (under 35)
$60 – Public sector non-member
$75 – Private sector non-member
$15 – Student
An additional $10 will be added after April 27, 2016

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact wtsgny@gmail.com for details – sponsorship deadline is April 22, 2016.

$250 for two tickets and an advertisement in the program
$650 for a table (10 tickets) and a 1/2 page advertisement in the program

More info // Register

Downtown Rising: How Brooklyn became a model for urban development

 
Public and private investment, undertaken in concert with smart land-use policy and sustained local advocacy, has spurred a transformation in the area, according to a new report by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, NYU Rudin Center and Appleseed Inc. Join local leaders to learn more about how Downtown Brooklyn became a model for urban development:

  • Joseph Chan, EVP, Empire State Development Corporation
  • Regina Myer, President, Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation
  • Hugh O'Neill, President, Appleseed Inc.
  • Tucker Reed, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Moderated by Mitchell L. Moss

The Rebirth of Downtown Brooklyn

More than $10 billion in public investment has poured into Downtown Brooklyn since 2004.  That investment, undertaken in concert with smart land-use policy and sustained local advocacy, has spurred a transformation in the area, according to a new report by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, NYU Rudin Center and Appleseed Inc. 

Join local leaders to learn more about how Downtown Brooklyn became a model for urban development:

  • Joseph Chan, EVP, Empire State Development Corporation
  • Regina Myer, President, Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation
  • Hugh O'Neill, President, Appleseed Inc.
  • Tucker Reed, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Moderated by Mitchell L. Moss

Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars? with Sam Schwartz

Sam Schwartz, aka Gridlock Sam, talk about his new book Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and The Fall of Cars. You'll be taken on a journey from Ebett's Field in the 1950's to Barclays Center today and discover how the ways we get around shape the places we live.

“A readable and provocative book making the convincing claim that the best city is one in which people can move around easily.” —Kirkus Reviews

PERIPHERAL PROPOSALS : MODELS FOR COMMUTING FROM THE MARGINS

Monday, November 9, 7:00—9:00 p.m.
at the Van Alen Institute
30 W 22nd Street, New York, NY

Subways are the primary mode of transportation in New York, but we need new ideas for atypical travelers: those who live on the city’s geographic and social edges. From off-the-grid dollar vans and mobile apps for commuters with limited accessibility, to ambitious proposals to connect the boroughs’ coastlines along ferry routes, we’ll explore how ad-hoc systems, new technologies, and innovating with antique infrastructure can expand transit equity.

Participants:

The discussion will also include new ideas from the NYU Rudin Center’s Emerging Leaders in Transportation Fellows.

This event is presented in partnership with the Van Alen Institute.

Purchase tickets here. Students qualify for free entry; please contact the Rudin Center for more information.

Learning from London with Shashi Verma

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Doors Open: 1:30 p.m.; Event Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

At NYU Wagner
The Puck Building
295 Lafayette, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012

Please RSVP to Gwen Rocco at rocco.gwen@gmail.com

Sponsored by Cubic Transportation Systems

Join the Rudin Center and NYU Wagner as we host Shashi Verma, Director of Customer Experience at Transport for London, for a discussion of how we can learn from London.

About Shashi Verma
As Director of Customer Experience at Transport for London (TfL), Shashi is responsible for operation of revenue collection systems, including the Oyster card; advising the Mayor of London on fares and ticketing policy; and running TfL’s customer service operations. Previously, Shashi was a Senior Principal in Corporate Finance with responsibility for Crossrail, a £16 billion project for the next railway in London.

About Transport for London
London’s Oyster ticketing system has been a success over the last decade, with nearly 10 million cards in regular use and 17 million transactions daily. Oyster has removed congestion at key stations, improved bus speed, and reduced fraud. TfL also developed an open payments system that, along with other measures, has reduced the cost of revenue collection from 14% to 9%.

Photo by Michael Summers on Flickr

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