Join us for INFRASTRUCTURE REDEFINED, Part 3: Community & Affordability, on Monday, May 14
Reception: 6:30 pm, Program: 7:00 pm
Free for #Williams Club members, $10 for guests (non-members register here: https://tinyurl.com/y8fou8mo)
As rapid urbanization reaches a new phase, both the public & private sectors have been compelled to find creative and responsible ways to respond to unprecedented population density. It is increasingly evident that traditional approaches to urban #infrastructure may be outdated and insufficient, leading to new initiatives encompassing innovations in technology, city planning, real estate, and more. This panel will look at the models currently being developed that redefine “affordable housing” in a manner that reflects ongoing lifestyle change. Join us as panelists with a diverse range of expertise and experience explore how changes in our values have impacted the private space we occupy, and discuss the constraints and opportunities for new housing infrastructure.
Brad Hargreaves is the founder and CEO of Common, a company dedicated to making housing better by providing convenient, community-minded shared homes. He co-founded General Assembly, a global education institution with campuses in more than 15 cities worldwide. Brad has been named to Vanity Fair’s “The Next Establishment”, Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30”, & Business Insider’s “Silicon Alley 100”.
Julia Ramsey, Williams '07, is the CEO & co-founder of Joinery, a peer-to-peer apartment rental marketplace. She spent the majority of her career prior to Joinery at Google, where she worked in marketing & analytics for large advertisers.
Bob Kandel, Williams ’69 is a former Commissioner of NYC’s Office of Economic Development, Chairman of the Board of Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth, & an active real estate attorney and investor.
Moderator: Louise Harpman is a full-time faculty member at NYU, and founder & principal of Louise Harpman PROJECTS. Her current projects center on micro-unit dwellings & net zero energy buildings. She has been on the faculties of the Yale School of Architecture, the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Architecture & Plannin