This World Leaders Forum program features an address, THINKING BIG New York and London: Heading Back to the Top, by Mayors Michael Bloomberg of New York and Boris Johnson of London, followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session with the audience. The program will examine the effects of the global financial crisis on New York and London and how these cities, in light of changed economic conditions, must reformulate their entrepreneurial strategies through collaboration. Additionally, panelists will discuss the two physical cities, explaining how development and infrastructure projects in the works will advance the mayors' ideas.
Welcome by: Ester Fuchs, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, Columbia University
Moderated by: Julia Vitullo-Martin, Director of the Center for Rethinking Development, Manhattan Institute
Remarks by: Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University in the City of New York
Panel Discussion: Planning to Compete in the Global Marketplace Amanda Burden, Chair of the City Planning Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning, New York Kenneth T. Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor in History and the Social Sciences, Columbia University Rosemarie MacQueen, Strategic Director of Built Environment, City of Westminster Sir Simon Milton, Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff, London Robert Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association Moderated by:Hope Cohen, Deputy Director, Center for Rethinking Development, Manhattan Institute