Making Midtown Workshop

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Date and Location

December 18, 2011
10:00am - 3:00 pm

560 7th Avenue (at 40th St.)
2nd floor auditorium
New York City

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Making Midtown
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On Saturday, December 17, 2011, the Design Trust convened over 60 key Garment District stakeholders and leading urban thinkers for a Making Midtown workshop to develop a vision for a vibrant, 21st Century Garment District. Participants generated ideas and strategies to strengthen the fashion R&D hub in the Garment District—ensuring that NYC remains a global fashion leader—while catalyzing public and private investment in the neighborhood's buildings and public realm.

Building on this input, the Design Trust team will develop realistic recommendations to guide future planning and development in the District. These recommendations are scheduled to be released as a short publication in early Spring 2012.
Event Program

Susan Chin, Executive Director, Design Trust   for Public Space
Yeohlee Teng, Designer, YEOHLEE, and General Secretary, CFDA

Jerome Chou, Director of Programs, Design Trust   for Public Space
Rob Lane, Design Trust Fellow

Breakout Session 1:
"Scenarios for the Garment District's Future"

Breakout Session 2:
"Implementing Change in the District"

Workshop Participants    
Andrew Bernheimer, Design Trust Project Fellow and Principal, Bernheimer Architects

Mary Beth Betts, Director of Research, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Anne Bonacum, Director of Planning and Development, Fashion Center BID

Megan Canning, Deputy Director, Design Trust for Public Space

Colin Cathcart, Design Trust Project Fellow and Principal, Kiss+Cathcart Architects

Susan Chin, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space

Yeju Choi, Art Director, Barneys

Jerome Chou, Director of Programs, Design Trust for Public Space

Brian Coleman, CEO, Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

Sarah Crean
, former Executive Director, New York Industrial Retention Network

Glen Cummings
, Principal, MTWTF and former Design Trust Fellow, Made in Midtown

Joe Ferrara, Owner, Ferrara Manufacturing

Ira Fishman, Owner, ID Real Estate Partners

Richard Flood
, Chief Curator, New Museum

Aaron Forest, Bernheimer Architects

Michael Fox, intern, Design Trust for Public Space

Meghana Gandhi, NYC Economic Development Corporation

Jeanne Giordano, Principal, Jeanne Giordano Ltd

Eric Gural, Executive Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank

Leigh Harvey, Senior Project Manager, Fashion Center BID

Kei Hayashi, Design Trust Project Fellow and Principal, BJH Advisors

Stephan Jaklitsch, Principal, Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects

Eric Johnson, Director, Fashion/Retail Team, Center for Economic Transformation

Chris Kannen, Production Associate, Design Trust for Public Space

Jeffrey Kapelman, CEO, Hilldun Corporation

Steven Kolb, Executive Director, CFDA

Rob Lane, Design Trust Project Fellow and Senior Design Fellow, RPA
Jung Kun Lee, Factory Owner and Vice President, Garment Fashion Department

Raju Mann, Director of Planning, MAS

Charles McKinney, Urban Designer, NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation

Zack McKown
, Principal, Tsao & McKown Architects

Michael Meola
, Principal, Encher Consulting

Malia Mills, Designer, Malia Mills

Chi Kun Park, Senior Advisor, Korean Apparel Manufacturers Association of Greater NY

Barbara Randall, Executive Director, Fashion Center BID

Nina Rappaport, historian

Mary Rowe, VP of Strategy and Partnerships, MAS

Eric Rothman, President, HR&A Advisors

Teddy Sadaka, CEO and President, Apparel Production Inc.

Bob Savage, President, Nanette Lepore

Joerg Schwartz, Principal, Joerg Schwartz Architect

John Shapiro, Chair, Pratt Center for Planning and the Environment

Julie Simon, Project Manager, NYC Economic Development Corporation

Tony Singh, Sales Executive, Four Seasons Fashion

Chris Stienon, Managing Principal, Urban Matrix

Pratap Talwar, Owner, Thompson Design Group

Yeohlee Teng, Designer, YEOHLEE and General Secretary, CFDA

Tim Tompkins, President, Times Square Alliance

Gary Wassner, President, Hilldun Corporation

Claire Weisz, Principal, WXY architecture + urban design

Sarah Williams, Co-Director, Columbia University Spatial Information Design Lab and former Design Trust fellow, Made in Midtown

Erica Wolf, Special Projects Director, Nanette Lepore

Laura Wolf-Powers, Assistant Professor, City & Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania

Andrea Woodner, Chair, Design Trust Board of Directors

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