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Plan 2050

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Join us for "Plan 2050: Penn Station & a Post-Moses New York," a free, open forum on plans for a new Pennsylvania Station and the overall transportation future of New York City.

Robert Moses' legacy continues to shape our city, from Penn Station to the outer limits of the region and everywhere in between. By rethinking how we invest in our public transit infrastructure, we can build a world-class region that makes it possible to get from anywhere to everywhere. Please join us in envisioning a Post-Moses New York, what it means for the city, and how to make it a reality.

Registration is requested.

Presented by ReThinkNYC. Co-sponsored by Untapped Cities, the University Transportation Research Center and The Architects Newspaper.

The evening will feature...

Introductory Remarks

Gina Pollara AR'91
Senior Advisor, ReThink Studio

Historical Context

Sam Roberts
Urban Affairs Correspondent, The New York Times
Author of “Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America”

ReThinkNYC Presentations

Lane Rick
Principal, ReThink Studio

Jim Venturi
Principal, ReThink Studio

Panel Discussion Including

Christopher Jones
Senior Vice President and Chief Planner, Regional Plan Association

Margaret Newman
Associate Principal, ARUP

Sam Schwartz
President, CEO & Founder, Sam Schwartz Consulting, LLC

Dr. Vukan R. Vuchic
Professor Emeritus, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering - Transport, University of Pennsylvania


William Menking
Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper

Wine & Hors d'oeuvres to follow

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