Title: The Thinking and Doing Breakfast Series: Janette Sadik-Khan, Douglas Durst and Professor Vicki Been
Publication Date: 09/29/10

Featuring Janette Sadik-Khan, real estate developer Douglas Durst and Professor Vicki Been In recent years the streets of New York City have been transformed by the Department of Transportation. Changes to the streetscape have had an effect on the real estate market, though the full impact is not yet fully understood. Professor Vicki Been will lead a discussion with Douglas Durst and Janette Sadik-Khan about the relationship between transportation policy and the real estate and development sector. ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS Vicki Been is the Boxer Family Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and Professor of Public Policy at New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and is the Faculty Director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. Professor Been teaches courses in Land Use Regulation, Property, and State and Local Government. She also co-teaches an interdisciplinary Colloquium on the Law, Economics and Politics of Urban Affairs. Douglas Durst is a member of the third generation to run The Durst Organization, one of New York City's most respected real estate developers and management companies and one of the originators of the Green Building Movement. Mr. Durst is a Director of the Real Estate Board of New York, The Landmarks Conservancy, The New School, The Municipal Art Society and Project for Public Spaces. Janette Sadik-Khan serves as the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation since her appointment by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in April of 2007. She manages 4,500 skilled employees with wide ranging expertise from engineering to construction finance, to marine navigation, and is responsible for 6,000 miles of streets and highways, nearly 800 bridges, 1.3 million street signs, 300,000 streetlights and 12,000 signalized intersections, as well as the Staten Island Ferry

Author: NYU Wagner Office of International Programs
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