Sunday Platform – Jason Haber – Futurecity: A Look at the Past, Present, and Future of NYC and Cities Around the World

New York Society for Ethical Culture

2 West 64th Street
New York, NY 10023

Ceramonial Hall, 4th Floor

(212) 874-5210



Event Dates

Jan 26, 2020



New York Society for Ethical Culture

For the first time in history, more people live in cities than in rural areas. By 2050, another 2 billion people will occupancy our planet, with two-thirds of them living in cities. While we have reached unprecedented population growth, our planet is under siege and many of our cities, including our own, are ill-prepared for the coming storm. From climate change, infrastructure, housing, health care and transportation, cities will face historic challenges to meet the demands of the 21st century. How do cities meet these challenges and thrive in the face of them? In FutureCity, Jason takes the audience through the history of cities, and explores contemporary issues that are key to their survival and success. For New York, this requires a further embrace of Jane Jacobs, while moving on from the cen-centric policies of Robert Moses. Jason Haber is a serial and social entrepreneur. His extensive career has intersected the worlds of real estate, politics, academia and publishing. He is currently an elected official in the Democratic party, where he serves a District Leader and as a member of the State Committee. Presider: Larry Hurst.