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MAS UPDATE - January 9, 2013

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Agenda Announced for This Weekend's Charting the Road to Resilience 
This Saturday, January 12, MAS is convening more than eighty partners for a free, day-long, community-rich program to look at the challenges – and opportunities – of building a more resilient New York City from the ground up. Hosted at The New School, the day includes plenary discussions to give us the hard facts about the impacts of the storm commonly known as Superstorm Sandy, and then twenty working sessions facilitated by our partners will cover every aspect of the recovery. Read more>>

Visit London with MAS Board Chair and President
Join Genie Birch and Vin Cipolla in London from March 2 - 7, 2013, for an insider’s look at redevelopment projects that have transformed the city.  Visit and meet with the civic leaders responsible for Olympic Park, the Tate Modern, the Docklands, OXO Tower Wharf, the Shard (opening in February) and the Gherkin.  Only three spots remain on this exclusive trip. Read more>>

MCNY Program--the Future of Staten Island After Sandy
Join the Museum of the City of New York for a conversation on Tuesday, January 15, at 6:30 pm, moderated by Mary Rowe, vice president and managing director of MAS. The panel, including William J. Fritz, College of Staten Island president, Steve Grillo, an urban planner at the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation, Tom Jost, an urban strategist focused on sustainable design, and Ronald Shiffman, professor of planning and the environment at the Pratt Institute Graduate Center.  The panel will examine crucial post-Sandy questions. MAS Members will receive a special reduced ticket price of $6 by entering the discount code MAS115 when registering. Register now>>

MAS Remembers a Great Friend
This week marks the passing of Ada Louise Huxtable, one of New York City’s most eloquent voices in the field of architecture and urban planning. Huxtable was born and raised in New York City, and in 1963 became the first architecture critic at The New York Times when Assistant Managing Editor E. Clifton Daniel created the post with Huxtable in mind. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism in 1970, and in 1982 MAS honored Huxtable with the President’s Medal (later renamed the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award in 1994). Read more>>

Highlighted Tours

Tours are $20 / $15 for MAS members. Tickets are required and can be purchased online at or during business hours at (212) 935-3960.

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 AM
Downtown Connections
Join Joe Svehlak for a mostly underground walk through various subway stations, to look at major Arts for Transit projects that connect with Downtown's diverse history, as well as aboveground sites connected with preservation gains and losses. Buy tickets>>

Sunday, January 27, 11:00 AM
Keeping Off the Streets: Time Warner to Times Square 
In the postmodernist era, planning principles in New York City encouraged innovative new public spaces to be maintained by private entities. With Urban Geographer Jack Eichenbaum, tour these spaces that offer shelter and shortcuts and add to the connections already provided by transit, stores, and hotels. Buy tickets>>

Sunday, January 27, 11:00 AM
SoHo Then and Now: Recent Developments
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the SoHo Cast Iron District,  Architectural Historian Matt Postal will  focus on recent architectural developments, including various new buildings that have won the approval of the Landmarks Commission. Highlights include designs by Aldo Rossi, Jean Nouvel, Rem Koolhaas, Thomas Heatherwick, and Shigeru Ban. Buy tickets>>

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