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Coordination for Cities

Working Together: Multi-Modal and Multi-Agency Coordination

Understanding how transportation fits into the larger context of planning, the built environment and issues that affect cities is critical to working in the transportation field. These organizations tend to think broadly about issues and therefore women working in these “think-tanks” tend to develop skills that are widely applicable to many kinds of projects. Developing a project approach that is not only about bottom line but one that puts the project in context is valuable for business development, designers and clients. Discussion with these thought leaders should provide that context. This panel discussion will feature women leaders heading up or in leadership roles in non-profit organizations that set policy and direction for the built environment including transportation, design, architecture and planning. Discussion will focus around identifying topics that are challenging for New York City and proposals for exploring those challenges, and will also address what professional skills each person brings to their work and how they arrived at their leadership position.

MODERATOR: Margaret Newman, Associate Principal, Integrated Planning Team, Arup

Corinne Kisner, Director of Policy, NACTO
Susan Chin, Executive Director, Design Trust
Ya-Ting Liu, Executive Director, Friends of the BQX
Juliette Michaelson, Executive Vice President, Regional Plan Association
Shin-Pei Tsay, Executive Director, Gehl Institute
Veronica Vanterpool, Executive Director, Tri-state Transportation Campaign

This panel is part of the 2017 Annual WTS Conference