Government and Communities

The Growth Catalyst
December 2010

Campaign Roundtable:

The Race for Governor and Attorney General 2010

This is the edited transcript from our Campaign Roundtable "The Race for Governor and Attorney General," held on December 1, 2010. The Center convened a group of campaign managers, staffers, advisers, pollsters, journalists and consultants to engage in a moderated discussion analyzing the experience and lessons of the 2010 races for Governor and Attorney General. The invitation-only session was an opportunity for journalists, civic leaders, academics and executives from foundations and key city organizations to learn from insiders what took place behind the scenes during the 2010 races for Governor and Attorney General in New York. This publication also features a timeline of important events from both races.

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The Growth Catalyst
january 2010

The Growth Catalyst:

Reviving New York City's Economy Through Infrastructure

The Port Authority Speaker Series

On January 28, 2010, the Center for New York City Affairs hosted the second program in our Port Authority Speaker Series. This is the edited transcript from that forum, "The Growth Catalyst: Reviving New York City's Economy Through Infrastructure." The forum brought together key stakeholders for a dynamic discussion on the great recession, infrastructure development, jobs and long-term growth, with remarks delivered by Christopher O. Ward, Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, followed by Seth W. Pinsky, President of New York City's Economic Development Commission.

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2009 Campaign Roundtable
december 2009

The Race for Mayor & Comptroller:
Campaign Roundtable 2009

 

This is the edited transcript from our Campaign Roundtable "The Race for Mayor & Comptroller," held on December 8, 2009. The Center convened a group of campaign managers, staffers, advisers, pollsters, journalists and consultants to engage in a moderated discussion analyzing the experience and lessons of the 2009 races for mayor and comptroller. The invitation-only session was an opportunity for journalists, civic leaders, academics and executives from foundations and key city organizations to learn from insiders what took place behind the scenes during the 2009 races for mayor and comptroller of New York City. This publication also features a timeline of important events from both races.

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The Obama Agenda: Overcoming Poverty in New york and the nation
may 2009

The Obama Agenda: Overcoming Poverty in New York and the Nation
The 2009 Bill Green Forum

This is the edited transcript from the second annual Bill Green Forum, "The Obama Agenda: Overcoming Poverty in New York and the Nation." Speakers included Ron Haskins from the Brookings Instiution, David Hansell from New York's Office of Temporary and Disability Insurance, Margarita Rosa of the Grand Street Settlement, Veronica White of the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, and Debbie Weinstein of the Coalition on Human Needs. The conversation focused on the Obama administration's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009—particularly the new budget plan, which includes numerous investments in potential funds for child and family services, as well as economic support for low-wage workers.

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Regional Solutions to Racial Segregation and Inequality
march 2009

Regional Solutions to Segregation and Racial Inequality:
Can Metro Areas Overcome Inequality

The 2009 Henry Cohen Lecture

This is the edited transcript from our March 11, 2009, event "Regional Solutions to Segregation and Racial Inequality: Can Metro Areas Overcome Inequality," the third in our annual Henry Cohen Lecture series. The event featured a keynote speech from Myron Orfield, the Executive Director of the Insitute on Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota. Orfield and other key stakeholders discussed the need for neighborhood-level responses and regional solutions that promote equity and integration for housing, jobs, and schools.

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FEBRUARY 2009

Urban Conversations:
Strengthening the Middle Class
Sessions I-III, 2007-2008

This is the edited transcript from our "Urban Conversations: Strengthening the Middle Class" series. The series brought together leaders from across the United States—including Mayors Adrian Fenty, Shirley Franklin, Byron Brown, Manny Diaz and Mufi Hannemann; Governors Ed Rendell and Kathleen Sebelius; U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi—as well as nonprofit executives and academics who shared their knowledge about the kinds of housing, economic development, jobs and family-friendly policies that can help bolster the middle class.

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2008

Cities Respond to Climate Change:
The Challenge of Energy Efficiency

This edited transcript from our June 26, 2008 forum, Cities Respond to Climate Change: The Challenge of Energy Efficiency," includes a keynote address by John Podesta, president of the Center for American Progress, and former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and excerpts of a panel discussion with key stakeholders in the field of energy and environmetnal policy. The panel discussed whether cities can combat global warming and the high cost of power with less wasteful infrastructure and other strategies and how they can become more energy efficient.

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april 2006

Cities at Risk:
Catastrophe, Recovery and Renewal in New York and New Orleans

Edited by Andrew White and Peter Eisinger

This edited volume of essays by leading thinkers nationwide explores the lessons of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. Cities at Risk follows on the April 2006 Urban Conversations conference and tackles the urgent questions of how cities can prepare for, respond to and rebuild after large-scale disasters.

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December 2006

Governing Change:
Policy, Politics and the Spitzer Administration

Edited by Sarah Tobias

This is the edited transcript of our December 12, 2006, conference, "Governing Change: Policy, Politics and the Spitzer Administration." The New York Times co-sponsored the event, which convened experts from the worlds of policy and politics for a day of in-depth discussion of the challenges facing New York State as the office of governor changed hands—and parties—for the first time in 12 years. The topics covered were affordable housing, health care, education and government reform.

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November 2006

The Race for Governor & Attorney General:
Campaign Roundtable 2006

Edited by Sarah Tobias

On Wednesday, November 29, 2006, Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy and the Center for New York City Affairs held an invitation-only post-election roundtable on The New School campus to discuss the two most important statewide races of 2006. The event brought together top strategists and staff from each of the Democratic and Republican campaigns, as well as prominent journalists, civic leaders, academics, political observers and others to learn what took place behind the scenes during this year's elections. This edited transcript offers excerpts from the event.

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May 2005

The Race for Mayor:
Campaign Roundtable 2005

Edited by Mia Lipsit

This is the edited transcript from our mayoral campaign roundtable held on November 29, 2005. Milano convened a group of campaign managers, staffers, advisers, pollsters and consultants to engage in a moderated discussion analyzing the experience and lessons of the 2005 mayoral campaign. The invitation-only session was an opportunity for journalists, civic leaders, academics and executives from foundations and key city organizations to learn from insiders what took place behind the scenes during the mayoral race. This publication also features essays on the mayoral race by Robert Hardt Jr. of NY1 News and Errol Louis of the New York Daily News.

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2005

Framing the 2005 Mayoral Debate:
Issues and Proposals for the Candidates

By Alyssa Katz, Tara Colton, Chris Jones, Jeffrey Zupan, Robert Pirani, Andrew White, Sharon LERNER and Norman Fruchter

This publication is a joint effort of the Regional Plan Association, Center for New York City Affairs at The New School and the Center for an Urban Future. It describes core issues important to New Yorkers—including workforce development, housing, child welfare and education—and offers proposed solutions that reflect years of policy research and advocacy by the three organizations.

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The CENTER FOR NEW YORK city Affairs
convenes constructive dialogue among urban leaders on a variety of issues affecting families, neighborhoods, and local and state government. From our publications to our frequent public forums, we bring together innovative thinkers in politics, communities, policymaking and journalism.