Past Event

THINKING BIG New York and London: Heading Back to the Top

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

This program, featuring Mayors Michael Bloomberg of New York and Boris Johnson of London, is the keystone of a three-day conference in New York planned as the kickoff for continuing discussion between these two great cities.  During the conference and beyond, invited participants will focus on major issues facing New York and London: the future of their financial sectors, the diversification of their economies, building and maintaining their capital plants, and expanding housing affordability.

Presented by
The Center for Rethinking Development at the Manhattan Institute
The Center for Urban Innovation at the Regional Plan Association
The School of International and Public Affairs Global Mayors Forum
Columbia University World Leaders Forum

Ester Fuchs
Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, Columbia University

Opening Remarks
Lawrence J. Mone
President, Manhattan Institute

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

Julia Vitullo-Martin
Director, Center for Rethinking Development, Manhattan Institute

Click on the "Video" icon below to view Mayor Bloomberg's and Mayor Johnson's remarks
Click here to view the audience question and answer.

Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University 

Planning to Compete in the Global Marketplace

Amanda Burden
Chair, City Planning Commission
Director, 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

Hope Cohen
Deputy Director, Center for Rethinking Development, Manhattan Institute

Click here to view comments from Amanda Burden, Kenneth Jackson, and Sir Simon Milton.

Click here to view comments from Rosemarie MacQueen and Robert Yaro.

Click here to view audience question and answer following this panel discussion.