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Event - July 2020

Helping Small Businesses in Queens’ Hardest-Hit Neighborhoods Recover from the Pandemic

On August 12th, the Center for an Urban Future will hold a virtual policy forum to explore the ongoing challenges affecting small businesses in Queens' hardest-hit communities and put forward specific ideas to support a lasting recovery from the pandemic.

Event - July 2020

Relaunching NYC’s Economy: What Industries are Poised to Lead the Recovery?

On July 21st, the Center for an Urban Future held a virtual policy forum to discuss which industries are best positioned for growth coming out of the pandemic and how to best harness the city’s economic assets to spark an inclusive and lasting economic recovery.

Event - June 2020

7 ideas to help Brooklyn’s diverse businesses rebound

On June 24th, the Center for an Urban Future held a virtual policy forum to examine the specific challenges facing Brooklyn's immigrant- and minority-owned businesses and explore what can be done to help these entrepreneurs navigate the crisis and come back strong.

Event - May 2020

6 ideas to boost minority & immigrant-owned businesses in crisis

On May 28th, the Center for an Urban Future held a virtual policy forum to delve into the specific challenges facing immigrant and minority-owned businesses as a result of the pandemic, and explore what can be done to provide the greatest immediate support for these companies.

Event - April 2020

Ensuring an Inclusive Economic Recovery in NYC

On April 30th, the Center for an Urban Future held a virtual policy forum to explore what city and state policymakers should do this time around—following the coronavirus pandemic—to restart the city's economy in a more inclusive way, so that New Yorkers from all backgrounds are able to benefit as the city's economy moves forward.

Event - April 2020

Planning for the Recovery: Restarting NYC’s Economy in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic

On April 17th, the Center for an Urban Future held a virtual policy forum to discuss strategies, policies, and investments needed to reignite the city’s economy and how lessons from previous recessions should shape the city's recovery in 2020 and beyond.

Event - January 2020

Supporting New York State’s Booming Older Adult Population

On January 21st, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy symposium on what state and local policymakers should do to better support older New Yorkers and make New York a healthier and more supportive place to grow older.

Event - January 2020

Expanding and Improving Services for Older Adults in NYC

On January 13th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy forum that explored how to expand and improve older adult services in New York City.

Event - December 2019

The Opportunity to Expand Tech Apprenticeships in New York City

On December 10th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy forum that explored the opportunity to expand tech apprenticeships in New York City.

Event - September 2019

Are Creative Industries the Future of Middle Class Jobs in NYC?

On October 16th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy forum that explored the growing importance of the creative industries to New York’s economy.

Event - August 2019

Expanding College & Career Success

On August 1st, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy forum with California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley and CUNY Chancellor Félix Matos Rodriguez that examined recent community college reforms and their role in the economy.

Event - June 2019

Growing & Diversifying Brooklyn’s Innovation Economy

On June 21st, the Center for an Urban Future, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, DUMBO Improvement District, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, and Industry City, held the "Growing & Diversifying Brooklyn's Innovation Economy" forum.

Event - June 2019

Harnessing NYC’s Public Libraries to Support Immigrants

On Thursday, June 13, the Center for an Urban Future hosted a policy forum about how the city's libraries can strengthen and expand their already-significant immigrant-focused initiatives and explored whether libraries are well-positioned to play a stepped-up role in other critical areas, such as ensuring an accurate Census count.

Event - April 2019

Rethinking Public Benefits for the Future of Work

On April 25th, the Center for an Urban Future will hold a forum, "Rethinking Public Benefits for the Future of Work."

Event - March 2019

Preparing New York State’s Workforce for Automation

On March 4th, the Center for an Urban Future and NYATEP held a forum, "Preparing New York State’s Workforce for Automation," featuring keynote speaker Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.

Event - February 2019

Where Do Public Libraries fit in NYC’s Tech Skills-Building Ecosystem?

With Amazon coming to Queens and New York's tech economy booming, demand for homegrown tech talent has never been higher. What more should libraries be doing to introduce young people to computational thinking, build awareness of technology career paths, and help adults acquire the digital skills needed for today’s economy?

Event - December 2018

Rethinking Senior Services in New York City

On December 10th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy forum about expanding and improving senior services in New York City.

Event - December 2018

Rethinking CUNY for a Changing Economy

On December 4th, the Center for an Urban Future held a forum about how CUNY can pursue new strategies and initiatives to meet the challenges of a changing economy.

Event - September 2018

Preparing NYC for a More Automated Economy

On September 27th, the Center for an Urban Future held a forum, "Preparing NYC for a More Automated Economy," featuring Winston C. Fisher of Fisher Brothers and NYC Regional Economic Development Council; Maria Gotsch of the Partnership Fund for New York City; Molly Kinder of New America; Steven Kuyan of NYU Tandon's Future Labs; Barbara Chang of HERE to HERE; Angie Kamath of CUNY; and Sharon Sewell-Fairman of the Workforce Professionals Training Institute.

Event - June 2018

The Role of the Infrastructure Sector in Sparking Middle Class Jobs in NYC

On June 5th, the Center for an Urban Future will hold a forum, "The Role of the Infrastructure Sector in Sparking Middle Class Jobs in New York City," featuring Joseph Kane of the Metropolitan Policy Program at The Brookings Institution, Denise M. Richardson of the General Contractors Association, Veronica Vanterpool of V Squared Strategies, Christopher O. Ward of Metro New York, AECOM, and Chris Hamel of Municipal Finance for RBC Capital Markets.

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