NEW YORK, December 6, 2016 – The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate Urban Lab will host “Zika and the City: How Epidemics Impact the Health, Real Estate, and Tourism of Our Cities,” in New York City on Thursday, December 15.
Over the past year, Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that causes birth defects, has made headlines around the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been more than 4,000 Zika cases in the US this year. New York and Florida have been among the states most impacted.
To examine the impact of Zika on cities and how cities respond to health crises, the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate Urban Lab will host a roster of distinguished experts in government, healthcare, real estate, sports, and tourism. Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and renowned urbanist and NYUSPS Clinical Research Professor Richard Florida will kick off the morning with “How Miami Beach is Battling the Bug,” a discussion that will focus on the organized effort Miami Beach has made to combat Zika.
The second half of the event will include a panel discussion on “Managing Zika’s Impact on Health, Tourism, and Sports,” featuring Arthur Caplan, Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics; director, Division of Bioethics at NYU Langone Medical Center, and codirector of the NYUSPS Sports and Society; Lee Igel, codirector, NYUSPS Sports and Society, and clinical associate professor, NYUSPS Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business; and Kristin Lamoureux, associate dean of the NYUSPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism. The panel will be moderated by Steven Pedigo, director of the NYUSPS Schack Urban Lab and clinical assistant professor at the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate.
The event will take place on Thursday, December 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson St. Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
9:00 – 9:25 a.m. Registration (Registration will close 5 minutes before program begins)
9:30 – 9:35 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
- Sam Chandan, PhD FRICS, Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development and Investment and associate dean, NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate
9:35 – 10:15 a.m. Combating Zika: How Miami Beach is Battling the Bug
- Richard Florida, PhD, clinical research professor, NYUSPS
- Philip Levine, Mayor, Miami Beach
10:15 – 10:55 a.m. Managing Zika’s Impact on Health, Tourism, and Sport
- Steven Pedigo, director, The NYUSPS Schack Urban Lab, clinical assistant professor, NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate (Moderator)
- Arthur Caplan, PhD, Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics; director, Division of Bioethics at NYU Langone Medical Center; and codirector, NYUSPS Sports and Society
- Lee Igel, PhD, clinical associate professor, NYUSPS Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business; and codirector, NYUSPS Sports & Society
- Kristin Lamoureux, PhD, associate dean and clinical associate professor, NYUSPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism
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About the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate Urban Lab
The NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate 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 designed to build greater community prosperity and competitiveness. The Lab's key activities include generating applied research reports, case studies, and policies that impact the real estate industry and urban development; hosting events that showcase the Lab's research and that bring together thought leaders to discuss pressing urban issues; and housing an Urban Fellows program that features leading researchers, real estate developers, civic leaders, and economic development practitioners. The Lab also offers a suite of professional development training programs that include advanced diplomas, career advancement courses, and workshops.