The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College of the City University of New York is one of the country's leading learning centers dedicated to real estate education, research and related public policy. Founded in 1996, the Institute serves the needs of the broad real estate and building industries.
The Institute is a collaborative of the country's leading industry professionals, public sector decision makers and renowned academic researchers. Its educational programs, research and conferences create 'game changing' thought leadership that set the pace for best practices and forward thinking economic development policies in New York City, the epicenter of the global real estate industry. For more information, visit http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/realestate/
Amanda M. Burden, FAICP
Director, New York City Department of City Planning
Chair, New York City Planning Commission
Amanda M. Burden, FAICP, an urban planner and civic activist, is Director of the New York City Department of City Planning and Chair of the New York City Planning Commission. Since her appointment in 2002, she has spearheaded Mayor Bloomberg's economic development initiatives with comprehensive urban design master plans designed to catalyze commercial and residential development throughout the city and to reclaim its waterfront.
Jerold S. Kayden
Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design and Director, Master in Urban Planning Degree Program, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Jerold S. Kayden, an urban planner and lawyer, is the Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design and the Director of the Master in Urban Planning Degree Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. His research and teaching center on law and the built environment and on public-private urban development. His books include Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience, Landmark Justice: The Influence of William J. Brennan on America's Communities, and Zoning and the American Dream: Promises Still To Keep.