On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, The Urban Assembly was invited to take part in a unique and groundbreaking public discourse experience called Talking Transition.
Talking Transition was an open conversation about the future of New York City. Along with dozens of other organizations and partners, the Urban Assembly helped to make the period between Election Day and the Inauguration of NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio an opportunity for New Yorkers to engage in the issues and be part of the transition. From November 6th through the 23rd a conversation spread across the city - from an open tent filled with transition-related events on Canal Street to mobile "tents" setup in public spaces throughout the boroughs, to an online forum.
Opening Remarks by Richard Kahan, Founder & CEO
The Urban Assembly
Moderated by Ben Chapman, Education Reporter
New York Daily News
Scott Anderson, Partner, Control Group
Katy Belot, Director of Policy & Research, Partnership for NYC
Murray Fisher, Founder & President, The UANY Harbor School
Erin Gehant, Principal (IA), The UA School for Global Commerce
Ali Gheith, Dir. of Emergency & Disaster Management Programs, Metropolitan College
Lesley Hirsch, Director, NYC Labor Market Information Service
Robert Ivry, Senior VP of Development & External Affairs, MDRC
Tom Pendleton, Dep. Exec. Director of OPSR, NYCDOE
Robert Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association
"We need to rebuild the middle class job base and remember that education is part of economic development."
Ben Chapman, Education Reporter, NY Daily News
"Mayor-elect de Blasio needs to double number of internships."
Katie Belot, Executive-On-Loan, Partnership for NYC
Partnership for New York City - Jobs Blueprint
NYC Department of Education - The State of Career and Technical Education
in New York City: 2013-2014
The Urban Assembly - Network Overview and Career & Technical Education Program Brief