Join the AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee for a panel discussion on live/work spaces and urban development.

Two panels will explore the maker industry and its role in developing cities, delving into its trends and its potential to reinvigorate the struggling retail sector while activating streetscapes.

MAKER CITY: Trends in the Maker Industry
This portion of the panel will explore the current trends and businesses involved in advancing and transforming maker spaces, from Wellington’s case studies of successful maker spaces to Pongratz’ efforts to bring maker education into academia, and Kimball’s transformation of Industry City. Panelists discuss where the maker industry is today, and where it’s going.

Andrew Kimball, CEO, Industry City
Christian Pongratz, Interim Dean, New York Institute for Technology
Lee Wellington, Executive Director, Urban Manufacturing Alliance

Moderator: Jay Valgora, AIA, Principal, STUDIO V Architecture

CITY MAKING: Experiments in Zoning, Advocacy & Policy
In the second panel, the audience will take what they’ve learned about trends in the maker industry and delve into how this industry is uniquely transforming the city, from Lago’s experiments at DCP to promote urban manufacturing, to Wouters’s experiences creating active streetscapes, to Friedman’s non-profit efforts at the Pratt Center to advance maker spaces in neighborhoods. Panelists will discuss how this industry is transforming the city.

Second Panel: City Making, Experiments in Zoning, Advocacy, and Policy
Adam Friedman, Executive Director, Pratt Center for Community Development
Marisa Lago, Chair, New York City Department of City Planning
Marc Wouters, Executive Officer, Congress of New Urbanism NYS, Owner, Marc Wouters Studio

Moderator: Jay Valgora, AIA, Principal, STUDIO V Architecture

Organized by
AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee