Chris Ward of AECOM and other experts will discuss a proposal to build a new subway tunnel from Lower Manhattan to Red Hook, Brooklyn, and its implications for housing and economic development.

Chris Ward
Chris Ward

The fundamental urban questions of growth, equity and resiliency are no longer distant planning challenges, but rather urgent priorities of increasing complexity. New York City is facing a housing crisis with a vacancy rate below 5%. Southwest Brooklyn can support equitable growth, but its residents need good jobs and access to public transportation. Thoughtful planning and informed decision-making can create equitable, sustainable and resilient solutions that can work for Southwest Brooklyn and New York City as a whole.

Join a civic discussion of potential development scenarios for Southwest Brooklyn on Tuesday, September 13, at 8:45 a.m. at NYU Wagner (295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y.). RSVP is required – please visit to register for this free NYU Rudin Center event. Panelists include:

• Vishaan Chakrabarti, Founder, PAU, and Associate Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation

• Michelle de la Uz, Executive Director, Fifth Avenue Committee

• Jill Eisenhard, Founder and Executive Director, Red Hook Initiative

• Gary LaBarbera, President, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York

• Chris Ward, Chief Executive, AECOM Metro New York, and Project Director, Southwest Brooklyn

Moderated by Mitchell L. Moss.


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