Changing New York: A Roosevelt House Policy Forum


Changing New York is a Roosevelt House Public Policy Forum dedicated to understanding the social, cultural and political forces shaping New York in the 21st century. Building upon the success of “The Road to November: Exploring America’s Challenges on the way to Election 2012,” this series focuses on the challenges facing the city in the new de Blasio Administration. The varied series features panel discussions, film screenings and lectures that explore such topics as immigration; “gentrification” and minority population displacement; the continuing debates about economic policy and jobs; and other subjects embracing the past, present – and future – of the city’s five boroughs.


This event will be held at the Kaye Playhouse


On March 3rd The New York City Food Policy Center and The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute join forces to sponsor Transforming Food… Read more


With: Jessica Lawrence, Michael Mandel, Steve Schlafman, Manoush Zamorodi, Stanley Litow


The  “Changing New York” series, which explores the most pressing policy issues facing the new de Blasio administration continued at… Read more


The Metropolitan Revolution, written by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program founder Bruce Katz and fellow and… Read more


“Who would believe New York would elect a black mayor?” writes David N. Dinkins in his new memoir, reflecting on first… Read more


Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, spoke to FDR Fellow and Roosevelt House Interim Director Jonathan Fanton, on… Read more


A program celebrating the publication of Hunter sociology professor Nancy Foner’s collection, “One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the… Read more


Gentrification and minority displacement are changing neighborhoods across the city. Ida Susser, professor of anthropology at Hunter and the… Read more


A conversation on the unlikely collaboration of the Democratic president and the Republican mayor that helped to revitalize New York during the… Read more



  • NYC: A City for Tech Innovation?

  • Eleven Solutions for Better Transportation (Excerpt)

  • David Dinkins: “A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic”

  • One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the 21st Century – A Book Discussion with Sociologists Nancy Foner & Phil Kasinitz, Moderated by Sam Roberts