The Municipal Art Society of New York is preparing for their third annual Summit which will feature nearly 100 talks pertaining to architecture and urbanism. Beginning October 18th, the two day event at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall will bring together elected officials, designers and innovators to share their thoughts on how New York can maintain its global-leadership position while remaining a livable environment for all its inhabitants.
More after the break.
The Summit’s lineup seems to have something for anyone’s interests – whether it be a talk on “mega-urbanization” by Richard Saul Wurman, the creator of TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) or a panel discussion on New York City’s livability. The two days will also include Foster+Partners’ winning design for 425 Park Avenue, which we just shared with you earlier this October, and an update on Bloomberg’s push for a new zoning law which we shared earlier this week.
We are also interested in a talk on privately owned public spaces, and a conversation with New York Times architecture critic, Michael Kimmelman. Be on the look out for other projects we have shared on ArchDaily – such as +Pool and the LowLine – as their designers get some widely deserved limelight at MAS’ Summit.
The Summit has a great lineup of speakers, and interesting topics to engage conversation and debate. If you’re in the area, we hope you take advantage of these two days and let us know what you think!
For a full list of the conference, check out MAS’ website.