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Young Lions Forum: Public Space, Above and Below


November 19, 2013

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Mark Wigley : Speaker 1
Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan
Christopher Russell : Speaker 2
Michael Van Valkenburgh : Speaker 3

In the last ten years, how has the reinvention of public space changed the landscapes of major American cities?  What changes can we expect to see in our parks, modes of transportation, and our daily commute?  Artist Chris Russell, NYC Commissioner of Transportation Janette Sadik-Khan, architect Michael Van Valkenburgh, and architecture scholar Mark Wigley will discuss new attitudes, new designs, trends, and hidden public gems.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Reception 6:30 p.m. 
Program 7 p.m. 
RSVP Required:

This is a private event held exclusively for Young Lions members.  The Young Lions program is a special membership group for Library supporters in their 20s and 30s.  In appreciation of an annual contribution of $350 or more, members are offered exclusive benefits, including tours of the collections, screenings, forums, and members-only receptions.  To join, contact Karen Seo at 212.621.0293.

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