Downtown 2020 Event
RESEARCH TEAM

LANCE JAY BROWN

City College of New York, CUNY

ROBERT W. BURCHELL

Rutgers University

ROBERT GEDDES

Princeton University

JOHN J. GOERING

Baruch College, CUNY

BARRY HERSH

New York University Real Estate Institute

HUGH F. KELLY

New York University Real Estate Institute

ANNE MORRIS

Baruch College, CUNY

JACK S. NYMAN

The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute Baruch College, CUNY

ROBERT PAASWELL

City College of New York, CUNY

PETER SALINS

Stony Brook University, SUNY

ROSEMARY SCANLON

New York University Real Estate Institute

PETER SLATIN

Real Capital Analytics, Inc.

ROBERT G. Von ANCKEN

Grubb & Ellis Valuation & Advisory Group

Downtown 2020 Event

How Strategic Investments in Lower Manhattan Can Help Ensure NYC’s Global Competitiveness for the Long Term

April 7, 2009
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

SUBJECT: How Strategic Investments in Lower Manhattan Can Help Ensure NYC’s Global Competitiveness for the Long Term

EVENT LOCATION:

7 World Trade Center

45th Floor, 250 Greenwich Street

New York, NY 10007

Event Registration:

DOWNTOWN 2020, a major report that offers comprehensive recommendations for planning, development, and investment in Lower Manhattan, will be released and discussed at a by-invitation-only event at 7 World Trade Center on April 7.

The report was prepared by a multidisciplinary team of researchers convened by the Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College, CUNY.

Members of the research team will speak, and representatives of the public and private sectors will offer their perspectives, including Joel Ettinger, Executive Director of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council; Elizabeth H. Berger, President, Alliance for Downtown New York; and Larry Silverstein, President and CEO of Silverstein Properties, the developer of 7WTC and of three other towers to be constructed at the World Trade Center site.

The report’s aim is a sustainable, prosperous future for Downtown and for the larger core business district of which it is a part – historically the city’s engine of growth. Intended to stimulate and inform future civic and business planning decisions, the report presents rigorous analyses of economic, transportation, and urban design issues; six strategic principles to guide public and private investment; and dozens of practical recommendations for implementing them.