The society of young urbanists

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The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) has been around since 1893, and since its inception has been working to make the City a more livable space. The organization has  a history of successes ranging from its championing of the first municipal zoning code to “saving Times Square.” MAS serves as an umbrella organization for a number of committees of professionals who actively and passionately advocate for changes that will make New York City an even greener, smarter, and better place to live.

In a city where you practically start hemorrhaging money the moment you step off the plane, and where meeting new people is as easy as stepping outside your door, you might hesitate to drop $65 to meet new people. But a membership to join MAS’s Urbanists program is more than just an investment in new friends, it’s the urban enthusiast’s networking dream. For over ten years, MAS has united both new and native New Yorkers with a program that fosters participants’ interest in urban issues and passion for urban literacy. 

Aimed at young professionals, the Urbanists program encourages dialogue through “intelligent programming,” tours of relevant city sights, and a wide assortment of networking and social events including the swanky annual After Dark Party. Additionally, Urbanists gain access to MAS briefings, and networking opportunities with  prominent members of the MAS board.

Hundreds of individuals early in their careers gain broad exposure to critical ideas in urban planning, design, and public space: engaging issues that, though not necessarily related to a member’s specialty, are nonetheless extremely relevant and necessary for anyone living in this great city. The Urbanist program grants members a variety of perspectives on a number of important issues in city design and sustainability, and introduces individuals to a new group of interesting, forward-thinking peers.

The Urbanists’ program is the perfect pairing of networking and learning, and is not an opportunity to be missed. Find out more here.

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