Housing Tech City: Amazon and New York’s Future

When: Wednesday, April 17, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Price: $20 & up | $15 for Museum Members

The impending arrival of HQ2, Amazon’s second corporate headquarters, in Long Island City, Queens has been met with strong reactions among New Yorkers, raising critical questions about New York’s future and where the city is headed. Along with the promise of jobs and economic diversification come concerns about infrastructure, inequality, and the impact of the project on housing affordability. Join architect and Columbia University professor Vishaan Chakrabarti to discuss this critical development, how cities like New York can continue to grow and remain vibrant and affordable in an economy increasingly dominated by large corporations, and what can be learned from the experiences of cities like San Francisco and Seattle.

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This is the fourth event in our new series, Housing Tomorrow's City, which explores the challenges and opportunities presented in the Museum's Future City Lab, the interactive third gallery in the New York at Its Core exhibition. To view all of the events in the series, click here.

About the Speaker:
Vishaan Chakrabarti is the Founder of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU). He is also an Associate Professor of Practice at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP). His highly acclaimed book, A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America was published by Metropolic Books in 2013Learn more about Chakrabarti and PAU here

$25 for Adults | $20 for Students, Seniors, and Educators (with ID) | $15 for Museum Members
Includes Museum admission.

Members: To receive your discount, click on the "Buy Tickets" button above, then sign in to your account on the ticketing page.

Groups of 10 or more get discounts; contact us at programs@mcny.org or 917.492.3395.

Accessibility: Assistive listening devices are available and our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or info@mcny.org with any questions.

This program is part of our Housing Tomorrow’s City program series, inspired by our Future City Lab, the third gallery of our award-winning exhibition New York at Its Core. The series is presented in memory of Future City Lab curator Hilary Ballon.

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