Hundred Stories and 92Y co-produce sold out “City of Tomorrow” Summit

February 20, 2018 - Front Section

New York, NY “City of Tomorrow,” a two-day conference co-produced by Hundred Stories and 92Y, recently sold out to an audience of nearly 2,000 for the second year in a row. The Summit brought together the leaders and pioneers of the real estate, architecture and interior design worlds.

In three keynote discussions, 92Y’s 900+ seat Kaufmann Concert Hall, renowned architects Robert A. M. Stern, Daniel Libeskind and Billie Tsien debated the social and cultural impact of monuments, museums and other civic institutions; developers Jay Cross, Ziel Feldman, Susi Yu and Tommy Craig talked “Mega Projects” and “Supertalls;” and Elle Decor A-Listers’ Ken Fulk, Anthony Baratta, Alexa Hampton and Ghislaine Viñas showed audience members a glimpse into their magic-making in transforming spaces. 

The conference also featured panels, talks and workshops with notables such as James Ramsey, Christine Minas, Kenneth Horn, Alan Ricks, Roger Duffy, Julia Buckingham, Steve Cornwell, Dana Gibson, and John Robshaw lending their expertise. Some of the Summit’s most highly anticipated sessions, which can be heard on demand, were “Ethics of Architecture: The Social and Political Implications of the Built Environment;” “Favorite Neighborhoods, Hot Spots and New Destination;” “Reimagining Penn Station, Grand Central, JFK, LaGuardia and the City’s Streets;” and “Gilded Age of New York Real Estate: Exploring New Iterations of the Classics.”

Other standing room only talks included “Not Your Parents Brooklyn” and “All Around the Town: Get the Inside Scoop from Top Brokers on Some of the City’s Most Coveted Neighborhoods.” Techies were wowed by smart home innovations in “Meet the Jetsons;” and the “Innovative Problem Solvers” panel brought ideas from “Sidescrapers” to food gardens on top of a Hudson River barge. Design buffs delighted in topics ranging from “Your Home is Your Temple: Applying Healing and Wellness Modalities to Design” to “The Best in Kitchen and Bath Design.”

“The response from conference goers this year has been tremendous and far reaching,” said Robin Dolch, President of Hundred Stories and Co-Producer of City of Tomorrow. “It is a joy for us to be able to bring to the 92Y stage these kinds of live dialogues and we are thankful to the nearly hundred participants who gathered together earlier this month and inspired us.”

The 2018 Summit would not have been possible without the sponsorship of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties, 108 Leonard, DECASO, ROHL, New York’s Little Elves, Top Hat Home Services and Hire Society.

An exclusive cocktail reception capped off the Summit. Hosted by the concierge management company Luxury Attaché, it featured catering by Testino Events and a performance by Modern Gypsies.

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Hundred Stories and 92Y will continue their exclusive partnership, presenting high-level real estate, architecture and design panels throughout the year.

Dates for the 2019 Summit will be announced soon.

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