Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Panel

Tue, Jan 16    1:15pm

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Perspectives from the Ground

Moderator:
Thaddeus Pawlowski
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia GSAPP

Discussants:
-Ed Poteat
President, Carthage Advisors and Adjunct Professor, Columbia GSAPP
-Vishaan Chakrabarti
Founder, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism and Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia GSAPP
-Michael Snidal
Doctoral Student, Columbia GSAPP

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. The law, estimated to cut federal taxes by nearly $1.5 trillion, represents the most significant change to U.S. tax policy in over three decades. Among the most discussed aspects of the law have been the temporary changes to individual tax rates and deductions, the elimination of the Affordable Care Act’s Individual Mandate, and a permanent decrease of the corporate tax rate. However, several components of the law have direct ramifications on real estate transactions, urban planning projects, and the built environment in general. To open the spring 2018 LiPS session a panel of experts on the built environment will discuss the law’s implications on matters of great concern to professionals, scholars, and all citizens focused on cities, neighborhoods, and the environment.

The Lectures in Planning Series (LiPS) is an initiative of the Urban Planning program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

All lectures are free and open to the public; refreshments are provided. For more information or to make program suggestions, email lipscolumbiaplanning@gmail.com.

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