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City of Tomorrow

Real Estate, Architecture & Design Summit

MARCH 15 & 16, 2019

A Production by 92Y and Hundred Stories



“City of Tomorrow” – now in its third year – unites key players and innovators from the worlds of architecture, real estate and interior design for an incomparable two-day symposium with a host of interactive workshops and panel discussions on timely and provocative topics.

Schedule and speakers subject to change. Keep checking this page for updates.

See highlights from the 2018 design summit.

Friday, March 15, 2019, 5-8 pm

Opening Night

  • 5 pm
  • Building a Better City

    Marisa Lago, New York City Planning Commissioner

    Rachel Hoat, Executive Director, Transit Innovation Partnership

  • 6:30 pm
  • Architecture Keynote Panel

    Annabelle Selldorf, Principal, Selldorf Architects

    Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10 am-3:30 pm

Curate your day with one of the below panels from each time slot.

(The below panels are first come, first serve. Schedule is subject to change.)

  • 10 am
  • City Streets

    Shin-Pe Tsay, Executive Director, Gehl Institute

  • Urban Food Halls & Markets

    Lionel Ohayon, Founder and CEO, ICRAVE

    Marcel Van Ooyen, President and CEO, GrowNYC

    Eldon Scott, President, UrbanSpace

  • The Place of Art in Placemaking

    Steven Cornwell, CMO, Howard Hughes Corporation

    Tim Tompkins, President, Times Square Alliance

  • Paint The City

    Donald Kaufman, Founder, Donald Kaufman Color

    Moderated by Sophie Donelson

  • 11 am
  • Restaurateurs meet Real Estate

    Thomas Keller, Chef and Restaurateur

    Missy Robbins, Chef and Restaurateur

  • Resiliency: Making NYC Safe

    Iylla Azaroff, Founding Director, +LAB Architect PLLC

    Jainey Bavishi, NYC Office of Recovery and Resiliency Director

    Justin Schultz, Director, HR&A Advisor

    Lauren Zullo, Director of Sustainability, Jonathan Rose Companies

  • Designing for Wellness

    Whitney Austin Gray, Senior Vice-President, Delos

    Christine Vandover, Principal, HOK

  • Technology: Changing the Way We Procure, Purchase, and Live in Our Homes

    Alex Matjan, CEO and Co-Founder, AD:60

    Gayana Sarkisova, Founder and Owner, LIVEIN

    Moderated by James Ledbetter, Inc. Magazine

  • 1:30 pm
  • Nature is the New Muse: How Termites, Coral Reefs, and Humpback Whales Can Teach Us to Build Better

    Martin Becthold, Professor, Harvard University

    Stefano Boeri, Founding Partner, Stefano Boeri Architetti

    Christ Garvin, Founder, Biome Impact

    William “Bill” Horgan, Partner, Grimshaw Architects

    Jenny Sabin, Professor, Cornell University

  • Get to know New York City’s Islands

    Nicholas Garrison, Partner and Design Director, Liberty Island and Museum

    Dana Getman, , Associate Principal, Staten Island Empire Outlets SHoP Architects

    Michael Samuelian, CEO, Governors Island Trust

  • What’s New in New Development

    Panelists coming soon

  • New York City Neighborhoods

    Grant Long, Economic Advisor, StreetEasy

    Kate Wittel, Partner, HRA Advisors

  • 2:30 pm
  • Designer Keynote

    Kelly Behun, Founder, Kelly Behun Studio

    Alexandra Champalimaud, Founder, Champalimaud Design

    Carl D’Aquino, Principal Decorator, D’Aquino Monaco

    Moderated by Wendy Goodman, Design Editor, New York Magazine

  • Innovation and the Built Environment

    John Chu, Principal, ATYPE Architecture

    John Cerone, Director of Virtual Design and Construction, ShoP Architects

    Richard Moreta Castillo, Principal, Richard Architects

    Ioannis Oikonomou, Founder, Oiio Studio**

  • The Co-Revolution

    David Fano, Chief Product Officer, WeWork

    Brad Hargreaves, CEO, Common

    Alda Ly, Principal, Alda Ly Architecture and Design

    Rodrigo Nino, CEO, Assemblage

    Moderated by Sam Lubell

  • The Future of Retail

    Panelists coming soon