Greener, Bolder, More Inclusive:
Toward More Livable Cities

Roundtable with Pierre-André de Chalendar, Kathryn Wylde, and Thaddeus Pawlowski; Moderated by Diane Brady

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
In Person and Livestreamed • In English
Followed by a Q&A and Reception
FIAF Skyroom

Join FIAF for a timely discussion on how cities in America and around the world can reinvent themselves as greener, more livable, and more resilient places in an era of global pandemics and climate change.

The talk will feature three dynamic leaders in business, public-private partnerships, and the urban environment.

  • Pierre-André de Chalendar (author of The Urban Challenge) serves as Chairman of the French multinational Saint-Gobain and is an expert on energy transformation.
  • Kathryn Wylde is the longtime President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, which brings together civically minded business leaders who wish to have a positive impact on their city.
  • Thaddeus Pawlowski is a research scholar with expertise in urban disaster and climate change management. He is currently Managing Director of the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes at Columbia University.

The talk and Q&A will be moderated by Diane Brady, Assistant Managing Editor of Forbes, and followed by a reception.

In English
Duration: 60 minutes

Pierre-André de Chalendar

Pierre-André de Chalendar is the author of The Urban Challenge: Reviving the Desire to Live in the City (Odile Jacob), and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saint Gobain.

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    • This long-established enterprise designs, manufactures, and distributes materials and solutions for the construction, mobility healthcare, and other industrial sectors.

Kathryn Wylde

Kathryn Wylde is President and CEO of the nonprofit Partnership for New York City, the city’s leading business organization.

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    • Its mission is to work with government, labor, and the civic sector to build a stronger New York, with a focus on education, infrastructure, and the economy.

Thaddeus Pawlowski

Thaddeus Pawlowski is Managing Director of the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes at Columbia University.

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    • Thaddeus Pawlowski is an urban designer who seeks to integrate resilience and climate change adaptation into the long-term development patterns of cities. He has planned for disasters at NYC Office of Emergency Management, worked to reduce the likelihood and impact of disasters at NYC Planning, and then helped the City recover from Hurricane Sandy at the NYC Mayor’s Office.

Diane Brady

Diane Brady is Assistant Managing Editor of Forbes Magazine.

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    • Diane Brady is an award-winning journalist and assistant managing editor at Forbes, overseeing editorial franchises that include 30 under 30, Forbes Women, For(bes) the Culture, Careers, and C-suite communities. She started a column at 15 to meet her favorite band and has since gone on to interview newsmakers worldwide for McKinsey, Bloomberg, Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, and Maclean’s, as well as her own company. Along with withe way, she has written two books, hosted podcasts, managed teams, and covered the business landscape in various roles around the world.