ABNY Talks

Our ABNY Talks are educational series delivered by experts to give New Yorkers insight into how and why policy decisions get made. These videos offer the opporunity to learn the fundamentals behind important and complex civic issues from experts and leaders changing New York City. 

Season 1

Zoning and Land Use in New York City, Vishaan Chakrabarti, Founder of the Partnership for Architecture and Urbanism 
What Everyone Needs to Know about NYC's Population,
Joseph Salvo, Director of Population Division at NYC Department of City Planning 
What is Economic Development? 
Seth Pinsky, Executive Vice President, RXR Realty
The World of Waste in New York City
Ron Gonen, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Closed Loop Partners 
20 Questions to Ask About Polling,
Jefrey Pollock, Founding Partner and President, Global Strategy Group
Affordable Housing Explained, Holly Licht, Regional Administrator of HUD and Adam Weinstein, President and CEO of Phipps House

Season 2

The City Budget and How it Works, Preston Niblack, Deputy Comptroller of Budget
NYC's Water and Sewer Network, Cas Holloway, Global Head of Operations, Bloomberg LP 
New York City Council 101, Christine Quinn, President and CEO, WIN
How Does New York City Get Its Electricity? Emily Reub, Journalist, New York Times 
New York Courts and How They Work, Honorable Judge Jonathan Lippman, Of Counsel, Latham & Watkins, LLP 
Education in New York City, Sharon Greenberger, President and CEO, YMCA of Greater New York 

Season 3

Eminent Domain: The Most Powerful Public Tool in the Landuse ToolBox, Lisa Bova-Hiatt, General Counsel of CUCF
Great Parks, Great Cities, Adrian Benepe, SVP and Director of National Programs for the Trust for Public Land 
The City Charter: What Every New Yorker Should Know About Local Power, Anthony Crowell, President and Dean of New York Law School 
The Evolution of Labor's Role in New York City, Alan Van Capelle, President and CEO, Educational Alliance 
Mobile Broadband Infrastructure, Chris Levendos, VP of Network Engineering and Operations for Crown Castle 
Understanding Human Services in NYC, Dr. Lilliam Barrios Paoli, Senior Advisor to the President of Hunter College

New York City Property Tax, Ana Champeny, Director of City Studies at Citizens Budget Commission