New York City’s economy is slowing and construction costs remain extraordinarily high, but the Bloomberg administration is still planning a number of ambitious development projects. Will New York be able to maintain its fast pace of residential and commercial development? How are neighborhoods responding to zoning changes? What are developers doing about increased costs, tightened credit, and flattening property values? Robert Lieber, New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, gives an initial address. Panel participants include Julia Vitullo-Martin, director of the Center for Rethinking Development; Brad Lander, director of the Pratt Center for Community Development; Gregory J. Heyn, Vice President and Chief Economist of Terra Holdings; William C. Thompson, current comptroller in the government of New York City, and; Rafael Salaberrios , president of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation. Greg David, editor of Crain’s magazine, moderates. This event was held by The New School.
Posted: April 30th, 2008
Maintaining Momentum in New York’s Development Agenda