NEW YORK, February 1, 2018 – The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate Urban Lab will host a one-on-one conversation between Kathleen Wynne, the premier of Ontario, Canada, and renowned urbanist, Richard Florida on inclusive prosperity in today’s cities. The event—held jointly with the Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto—will take place on Wednesday, February 7.
Premier Wynne will discuss our cities’ most pressing urban challenges, including affordable housing, healthcare, and public transit. As a champion of diversity and inclusivity, she has helped transform Ontario into a fairer, more dynamic place to live and work—all while reclaiming the province’s status as Canada’s leading economic engine. Under her leadership, Ontario has become a testbed for some of the most innovative solutions to urban inequality, including a universal basic income pilot program, a minimum wage hike, and expanded access to free education and medicine.
As the 25th premier of Ontario, Wynne has pioneered historic changes to the province’s healthcare and education systems, revitalized its once-outmoded infrastructure, and balanced its budget for the first time in a decade. Her vision for Ontario includes expanding access to shared public goods such as transit, education, and affordable housing with the ultimate goal of spurring job creation and economic growth.
Richard Florida is the author of The New Urban Crisis, published by Basic Books in April 2017. He is a distinguished visiting fellow at the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate and University Professor and director of Cities at the Martin Prosperity Institute (part of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management). He also is the cofounder and editor at large of CityLab and a senior editor at The Atlantic.
The event will take place on Wednesday, February 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at NYU Lipton Hall, 33 Washington Square West, New York.
About the NYU School of Professional Studies Urban Lab
The NYUSPS Urban Lab fosters thought leadership and develops the best practices that serve to shape real estate development and to explore and address unique challenges facing cities around the world. Working with real estate developers, city practitioners, and students, the Lab focuses on delivering market-based solutions that are designed to build greater community prosperity and competitiveness. For more information, please visit sps.nyu.edu/urbanlab.
About the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate
The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate was founded in 1967 at the initiative of prominent members of the New York City real estate community, who encouraged NYU to establish an academic center that would provide a world-class education for industry professionals. Fifty years later, the Schack Institute is at the forefront of real estate education and is recognized globally as one of the world’s leading centers of real estate research and pedagogy. Across the Institute’s graduate degree programs—notably the MS in Real Estate, the MS in Construction Management, and the MS in Real Estate Development—as well as a rapidly expanding undergraduate degree program, enrollment has grown to nearly 1,000 full- and part-time students from across the United States and nearly 50 other countries. In addition to its flagship degree programs, thousands of working professionals enroll in the Schack Institute’s executive education, Diploma, and Career Advancement courses each year.
An anchor of real estate academia’s engagement with industry, the Institute is home to the REIT Center, the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE), and the newly established Urban Lab. In addition, the Institute hosts national industry events, including annual conferences on real estate capital markets and the REIT sector. Under the direction of the Schack Institute’s faculty members, ongoing applied research at the Institute spans an exceptional range of issues in real estate development and investment, urban economics, and market structure and regulation. For more information about the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate, visit sps.nyu.edu/schack.
About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.
More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School’s community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.