Richard Florida, the co-founder of CityLab, senior editor at The Atlantic and professor at the University of Toronto’s School of Cities and Rotman School of Management, has been hailed as one of the greatest American urbanists of all time. His 2017 book, The New Urban Crisis, highlighted the way that the forces powering the growth of superstar cities like San Francisco, New York, Boston, Washington DC, San Diego, and London also generate their vexing challenges: gentrification, unaffordability, segregation, and inequality. Lisa Picard, is President and CEO of EQ Office, a U.S. office portfolio company wholly owned by Blackstone’s real estate funds. Lisa’s vision for the commercial real estate industry is uniquely rooted in cultural anthropology and her leadership at EQ is centered around designing workplace destinations that maximize human potential and bring humanity back into the workplace. Join Richard and Lisa as they have a discussion about the future of cities and workplaces, and how to create more innovative, resilient and creative metropolises amidst rapid automation and technological change.
92Y needs your help
Many of you have asked how you can help 92Y as we face tremendous financial losses due to COVID-19. You can help sustain our beloved institution and support the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community.
Donate between now and October 31 and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar by a group of 92Y board members—going twice as far in supporting 92Y at this critical time. Thank you for anything you can do to help.