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NYLON #17 The future of retail in New York and London


Wednesday 27 May 2020
14:00 - 15:30

Live webinar taking place simultaneously in both New York and London. 
With both cities slowly reopening from the lockdown, retail faces an unprecedented era of flux. From world-leading shopping street destinations, to neighbourhood high streets, markets, town centres and meanwhile spaces, London and New York’s retail landscape is facing an accelerated change due to Covid-19.
How can the built environment sector generate a resilient retail landscape post-Covid-19 in London and New York? What does the future hold for the high street? Will the Post-Covid-19 scenario bring the emergence of new businesses and mixed-use spaces?
London and New York will come together around these pressing questions, sharing examples and discussing current challenges.
The live webinar will take place simultaneously in both cities and begin promptly at 09:00 in New York and 14:00 in London. This event forms a key part of the NLA City Dialogues programme, which brings together speakers and audiences to foster cross-city dialogue and learning between cities.

09:00-10:30 (NY)
14:00-15:30 (LON)

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09:00 / 14:00    Welcome from London
Peter Murray, Curator-in-Chief, New London Architecture (Chair) 
09:05 / 14:05    Welcome from New York
Benjamin Prosky, Executive Director, Centre for Architecture AIA NY
09:10 / 14:10    Welcome from KPF
Brian Girard, Design Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox 
09:20 / 14:20    Presentation 1 – New York
Larisa Ortiz, Managing Director for Research + Analysis, Streetsense
Mayoral Appointee to the NYC Planning Commission 
09:30 / 14:30    Presentation 2 – New York
Claire Weisz, Principal-in-charge, WXY Studio
09:40 / 14:40    Presentation 1 – London
James Rayner, Retail Lead, Argent 
09:50 / 14:50    Presentation 2 – London 
Fiona Scott, Director, Gort Scott Architects. Mayor's Design Advocate 
10:00 / 15:00    Panel discussion
Speakers above plus
Jace Tyrrell, Chief Executive, New West End Company
10:15 / 15:15    Q&A
10:30 / 15:30    Close


Larisa Ortiz

Managing Director the Research + Analysis, Streetsense

Claire Weisz

Founder, WXY architecture + urban design

Benjamin Prosky

Executive Director, AIA New York

Brian Girard

Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

Jace Tyrrell

Chief Executive, New West End Company

James Rayner

Retail Lead, Argent

Fiona Scott

Director, Gort Scott

Peter Murray

Curator-in-Chief, NLA

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