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SOM Hosts Panel on The Future of Transportation

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On Monday, December 2nd, SOM will host a panel discussion focused on where transportation is heading in New York City and what can be learned from cities around the world. The event is inspired by the release of The Future of Transportation, the third volume in the SOM Thinkers series, and will take place at Rizzoli Bookstore.

The panel brings together leading voices to discuss bold and challenging ideas in the realm of transportation: Emma G. Fitzsimmons, a reporter at The New York Times covering New York City's transit systems as well as national and global urban transit issues; Olin McKenzie, a director at SOM who has designed some of the firm's most dynamic and influential transportation projects including All Aboard Florida's Brightline and the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan; and Amy Plitt, currently the editor of Curbed New York and formerly of Condé Nast Traveler and Time Out New York. Henry Grabar, editor of The Future of Transportation and staff writer at Slate, will moderate. 

The Future of Transportation is the latest volume of SOM Thinkers, a series conceived by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Originating from a desire to start a public conversation about the built environment, the series poses provocative questions and speculations about architecture from perspectives outside its professional culture.

Presented by Open House New York as part of The Moving City: Transportation Infrastructures of New York event series, the program is free and open to the public. 

The Future of Transportation 

December 2, 2019 

6:30 p.m. 

Rizzoli Bookstore
1133 Broadway
New York, New York

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