April 24, 2018
24 April, 2018
Kindly Hosted by Dexus
The Committee for Sydney recently held an evening policy discussion with Carl Weisbrod, the former Chairman of the New York City Planning Commission
Carl Weisbrod is a global authority on city planning, affordable housing policy, urban development, and public-private real estate development. He served the City of New York as Chairman of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the New York City Department of City Planning, where he was a key architect of New York City’s ambitious, pioneering affordable housing program. He was also the founding President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Throughout his career, he has guided transformative urban initiatives.
Carl led efforts to revitalise two of New York City’s most iconic neighbourhoods – Times Square, from the late 1970’s through the early 1990’s, and Lower Manhattan, both pre- and post-9/11. His former positions also include: President of New York State’s 42nd Street Development Project; a Director of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation; Founding President of the Alliance for Downtown New York.
The event was moderated by Professor Helen Lochhead, Dean of the Faculty of the Built Environment at UNSW.