Sunday Platform – Jason Haber – FutureCity: A Look at the Past, Present, and Future of NYC and Cities Around the World
Where: New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W. 64th St.
212-874-5210 Price: Free
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For the first time in history, more people live in cities than in rural areas. By 2050, another 2 billion people will occupancy our planet, with two-thirds of them living in cities. While we have reached unprecedented population growth, our planet is under siege and many of our cities, including our own, are ill-prepared for the coming storm. From climate change, infrastructure, housing, health care and transportation, cities will face historic challenges to meet the demands of the 21st century. How do cities meet these challenges and thrive in the face of them? In FutureCity, Jason takes the audience through the history of cities, and explores contemporary issues that are key to their survival and success. For New York, this requires a further embrace of Jane Jacobs, while moving on from the cen-centric policies of Robert Moses.
Jason Haber is a serial and social entrepreneur. His extensive career has intersected the worlds of real estate, politics, academia and publishing. He is currently an elected official in the Democratic party, where he serves a District Leader and as a member of the State Committee. In 2019 he launched a podcast on urbanism called FutureCity. His first book, The Business of Good, was a best-seller on Amazon.
Shared Charity: NYCH20
Presider: Larry Hurst
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