Past Event

Leading Back to the Top: Remarks by and Conversation with Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York and Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

September 15, 2009
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
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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

Introduction by:
Lawrence J. Mone, President, Manhattan Institute

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

Cosponsored by:
Manhattan InstituteRegional Plan Association, and School of International and Public Affairs Global Mayors Forum