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Designing Inclusive Growth: A Conversation Series, Designing the Future of Work
Conversation Series

Designing Inclusive Growth: A Conversation Series
Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Conversation Series

Van Alen Institute
30 West 22nd Street, Manhattan
Free with registration

Designing Inclusive Growth is a monthly dialogue on the future of development in New York City. In intimate conversations with leading urbanists and thinkers, we’ll examine what’s propelling New York City’s growth and development, why some have benefited while others have been left behind, and ideas for supporting greater inclusion and shared prosperity through design.  The series kicks off March 12, and conversations will continue on the second Tuesday of each month through June.

These events are each eligible for 1 LU of AIA credit.

April 9th: Designing the Future of Work

While the city’s unemployment rate is currently low, longer-term prosperity is threatened by rising housing costs, stagnant wages, and limited resources for education, infrastructure, and critical public services. In this talk, we invite experts to examine these challenges and share their knowledge of the rapidly changing landscape of work–from the role of automation, e-commerce, and other disruptive technologies, to programs that support working people and the city’s ongoing efforts to fold emerging industries into New York’s existing fabric.

Lena Afridi, Director of Economic Development Policy at the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development
Gideon Lewis-Kraus, contributing writer at WIRED magazine, and a writer at large at the New York Times Magazine
moderated by Andrew Brown, Associate Director of Research, Van Alen Institute


Future Events in this series:
May 14th: Designing for the Historically Marginalized
June 11th: Universal Design meets Inclusive Growth