On Earth Day, 2007, Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a far-reaching blueprint for making New York City more sustainable city. Six months later, the Mayor's Office and City Council are participating in this panel discussion on the City's progress in implementing its vision for green buildings and energy efficiency, the reaction of New Yorkers to this plan and the role of non-profits in its implementation. Speakers include Dan Doctoroff, Patricia Lancaster, Ashok Gupta, Nancy Clark, Edward Ott, and William C. Rudin. This event is moderated by Russell Unger- Parsons The New School for Design
Nancy Clark is the Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Daniel L. Doctoroff
Daniel L. Doctoroff is president and CEO of Bloomberg L.P. Since 2008, he has guided the company through the financial crisis by enhancing Bloomberg's core product, the Terminal, while investing in new businesses and acquisitions, including Businessweek and the Bureau of National Affairs.
Prior to Bloomberg, Doctoroff served as New York City's Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding. From 2002 to 2008, he spearheaded a five-borough economic development strategy that included the nation's largest-ever affordable housing program, the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan, the creation of parks and other development throughout the city, and PlaNYC, a 127-point plan designed to create the first environmentally sustainable 21st century city.
Patricia J. Lancaster, FAIA was appointed Commissioner of the New York City Department of Buildings by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in April of 2002. She is a New York State Registered Architect with more than 20 years of experience in public/private real estate partnerships, teaching, and public service for the City of New York.
As Buildings Commissioner, Lancaster is responsible for setting local construction standards, enforcing the Building Code and Zoning Resolution for over 950,000 buildings and properties, and regulating New York City’s $25 billion per year construction industry.
Ed Ott is the Executive Director of the New York City Central Labor Council, a chartered body of the AFL-CIO representing over 1.3 million working men and women from 400 affiliated labor organizations throughout New York City. Dedicating himself for over three decades in the "fight for fairness" within the labor movement, Ed believes "as long as we have economic inequality, we have work to do."
William Rudin serves as Chairman of the Board for the Battery Conservancy; as a member of the Boards of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York University; Vice Chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York; and an Executive Committee Member of the New York Hall of Science.
In addition, Bill serves as Director or Board Member of many other institutions including: The New York City Marathon Committee, The First Tee, NYC 2012, The Real Estate Roundtable, NYU Downtown Hospital, the Alliance for Downtown New York, JP Morgan Chase Bank’s Regional Advisory Board. Over the years, Bill has received numerous leadership awards.