City of Tomorrow Summit - March 16
Hundred Stories and 92Y Announce Third Annual City of Tomorrow Summit Featuring Architects, City Planners, Designers, Real Estate Developers and Restaurateurs
Taking Place March 15-16 at the 92Y, Annabelle Selldorf, Rafael Viñoly, José Andrés, Thomas Keller, Steven Witkoff and Others Featured in Panel Discussions
NEW YORK, NY 92nd Street Y and Hundred Stories present the third annual City of Tomorrow summit on March 15-16, featuring panel discussions and keynotes from some of the world's leading architects, city planners, designers, real estate developers and restaurateurs, among others.
The two-day summit is filled with timely and provocative topics including: resiliency for New York, how to build a better city, culinary innovation and its role in urban placemaking, how architects are turning to nature for better building solutions, the “we” revolution, New York’s islands transformed, design that makes you healthier and what’s new in new development, among others.
The lineup includes over 50 speakers – renowned architects Annabelle Selldorf, Rafael Viñoly, celebrated restaurateurs José Andrés, Thomas Keller and Missy Robbins, developer Steven Witkoff, interior designers Sheila Bridges, Carl D’Aquino and Sara Gilbane, Harvard University’s Kumagi Professor of Architectural Technology Martin Bechthold, New York City Department of City Planning Director Marisa Lago and Landmarks and Preservation Commissioner Sarah Carroll, WeWork’s David Fano, top real estate brokers Oren and Tal Alexander and Showfields’ Amir Zwickel, among others.
The summit kicks off with three March 15 panel discussions at 92Y: “Paving the Way for NYC 2040 and Beyond” (at 5 pm), with Lago and others; “The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Design” (at 6 pm), moderated by New York magazine’s Wendy Goodman with Bridges and others; and an Architecture keynote (at 7 pm), with Selldorf, Viñoly and others.
On Saturday, March 16, the summit features an 11 am panel titled “Restaurateurs Meet Real Estate” – featuring Andrés, Keller, Robbins and others. Additional highlights on Saturday include the panels: “Urban Food Halls and Markets”; “Paint the City”; “Nature is the New Muse”; “The Place of Art in Placemaking”; “Designing for Wellness”; “The Co-Revolution”; “Design’s Top Brass Take Us Behind The Curtains”; and “Innovation and the Built Environment,” among others.
The lineup, schedule and panelist titles can be found on the City of Tomorrow website.
“This year’s dialogue focuses on themes none of us can afford to ignore — resiliency for the city, urban solutions for the decades ahead, prioritizing the people and community in our planning, the lessons biology can teach us about building better and wellness strategies at the forefront of everything in real estate and design," said Robin Dolch, president of Hundred Stories. The New York City headquartered PR and marketing firm has collaborated with 92Y on real estate, design and architectural events since 2015.
“Cities are changing rapidly, in so many different ways, and a wide range of voices now sets the course for 21st century urban life,” said Christine Chen, 92Y Director of Strategic Programming. “This summit brings together many of those prominent voices in one place to explore the myriad ways the changes are unfolding – in architecture, design, the use of greenspace and real estate development, among other areas.”
Supporters of this year’s City of Tomorrow summit include Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties, Ceruzzi Properties, Elad Group, and Valley National Bank, among others.
Tickets are now on sale at https://www.92y.org/event/city-of-tomorrow.