Making Space: a Discussion on the Future of Manufacturing in NYC

 

Panel Discussion
Financial District, Manhattan
Thursday, January 15 / 6:30 PM

Open House New York and New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Making it Here series set out to explore how manufacturing occupies space in the city today by asking: when demand for space is so high, where does manufacturing fit in? And in the age of globalization, when you can make something anywhere, why make it here?

Through OHNY’s visits to more than forty industrial campuses, factories, and makerspaces, one thing was clear: there will always be manufacturers who love New York and want to be part of creating the city’s vitality, despite the challenges they face in finding the space to do so. Making it Here concludes with a panel discussion that will look at how urban design and planning can be used to better integrate industry across the city.

On January 15th, 2015, Making Space: a Discussion on the Future of Manufacturing in NYC will look at the role that manufacturing plays in the city’s economy today, the challenges to creating and maintaining good industrial space here, and how urban design and planning can be used to achieve the goal of better integrating industry across the city.

This event is free and open to the public, but advanced reservations are required.

 

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Event Info:

Making Space: A Discussion on the Future of Manufacturing in NYC
Thursday, January 15, 2015

6:30 – 8:00 PM
Digital Sandbox
55 Broad Street, Manhattan

 

Panelists:

Brian Coleman
Director, Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center

Miquela Craytor
Director of Industrial & Income Mobility, NYCEDC (Moderator)

Adam Friedman
Director, Pratt Center for Community Development

Tod Greenfield
Vice President, Martin Greenfield Clothiers, and Board President, EWVIDCO

Nina Rappaport
Curator and Project Director, Vertical Urban Factory

Barika Williams
Policy Director,  Association for Housing and Neighborhood Development