New York Preservation Archive Project's Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit

  • 19 Dec 2012
  • 8:30 AM
  • Manhattan Penhouse (80 Fifth Avenue)

The Power and Profit of Place: The Economics of Aesthetics

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
8:15 a.m.: Breakfast; 8:30-10 a.m.: Program
Manhattan Penhouse | 80 Fifth Avenue (at 14th Street)

You are invited to attend the New York Preservation Archive Project’s Ninth Annual Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit, celebrating pioneer of New York's landmarks law Albert Bard. Speaking will be Ed McMahon, the Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, DC. As a leading authority on protecting character of place, Mr. McMahon will speak on the economic assets of community distinctiveness. Introducing Mr. McMahon will be David Sampson, founding director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Council.

The author or co-author of 15 books and over 200 articles on such topics as better models for development, connecting landscape and communities, and preserving character of place, McMahon has drafted numerous local land use plans and ordinances during the past 20 years. He has organized successful efforts to acquire and protect urban parkland, wilderness areas, and other conservation properties. McMahon also serves on several advisory boards and commissions including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Maryland, The Governor’s Institute for Community Design, and the Orton Family Foundation.

When: December 19, 2012, 8:15-10:30 am
Where: Manhattan Penthouse, 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Ticket Price: $65-$250
*This is a New York Preservation Archive Project event
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