The high cost of housing is one of the greatest challenges facing New York and other large U.S. cities today. To coincide with publication of their collection, Affordable Housing in New York: The People, Places, and Policies That Transformed a City, co-editors Nicholas D. Bloom and Matthew G. Lasner bring together a panel of leaders to discuss New York’s rich legacy of affordable housing and what lessons from the past can be applied today in New York and nationally.
Panelists: Vicki Been, commissioner of the City of New York’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development; Judi Kende, vice president and New York market leader for Enterprise Community Partners; Helen Rosenthal, New York City Council Member representing District 6 on Manhattan’s Upper West Side; and Alex F. Schwartz, Professor at Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at the New School, and Director of the Milano School’s Urban Policy Lab. Nicholas D. Bloom, associate professor of social science and director of the Urban Administration program, New York Institute of Technology; and Matthew G. Lasner, associate professor of urban studies and planning, Hunter College, and a Roosevelt House Faculty Associate, will serve as moderators. An exhibition based on their book is at Hunter East Harlem Gallery from February 10- May 15, 2016.