Programs & Events Land Use and Housing Policy Breakfast Series
Tuesday, January 28th 2014
On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013, at NYU School of Law, the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and the Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy hosted a policy breakfast in the fall series, titled How Private Should Public Housing Go? Our panel brought together experts with broad and extensive experience working in and studying public housing to explore the extent to which the private sector should or could help preserve public housing across the country.
Monday, April 29th 2013
The Furman Center hosted a policy breakfast Friday on the housing challenges facing New York’s low-income families following Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force Executive Director Laurel Blatchford, Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations Director Brad Gair, Rick Gropper of L+M Development Partners, and affordable housing developer Jonathan Rose shared thoughts on many issues, including finding homes for those still displaced, balancing rebuilding and retreat, strategies to promote resilience, and creative ways to fund recovery.
Thursday, December 13th 2012
The Furman Center hosted its second policy breakfast on the topic of transferable development rights (TDR), focusing on their role in achieving policy goals. Using two innovative ideas as the backdrop—one linked to affordable housing and the other to raising funds for landmarks–-the panel considered the advantages and disadvantages of loosening the rules governing the transfer of development rights; how to design new TDR programs so that they will be effective; and how to structure new TDR programs to co-exist with the broader city planning objectives for a neighborhood.
Wednesday, October 17th 2012
On Wednesday October 17th, the Furman Center convened leading experts who have worked with transferable development rights (TDRs) first hand—developers, city planners, and real estate attorneys—to consider the challenges and opportunities presented by New York City’s existing TDR programs. New York City’s zoning code defines the buildable area available on each of the city’s parcels of land.
Monday, March 5th 2012
On Monday, the Furman Center’s Institute for Affordable Housing Policy convened experts from government, academia, community-based organizations, and the private sector to address difficult questions: What kind of neighborhood choices are voucher holders making in New York and around the country? To what extent do the scarcity of affordable housing, discrimination, and a lack of information shape those neighborhood choices? What strategies should federal, state or local agencies adopt to help voucher households reach better neighborhoods, and how feasible are those strategies?
Thursday, January 19th 2012
On Thursday, January 19th, the Furman Center’s Institute for Affordable Housing Policy convened over a hundred leaders from government, academia, community-based groups, and the private sector to discuss the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program in New York City and nationally.
Wednesday, April 27th 2011
On Wednesday April 27, The Institute for Affordable Housing Policy convened over eighty leaders from government, academia, community-based groups, and the private sector to debate the importance of private off-street parking for new residential housing developments. Our panelists discussed the benefits and drawbacks of New York City’s minimum parking requirement for residential development, and how the requirements interact with the city’s sustainability and affordability goals.
Friday, April 8th 2011
Owned and managed by the city, on-street parking is the single largest source of parking in the city. On Friday April 8, the Institute for Affordable Housing Policy convened leaders from government, academia, community-based groups, and the private sector to debate the importance of on-street parking for residents and businesses in New York City.
Panelists discussed the challenges of optimizing curb use in New York City’s diverse neighborhoods, the correlation between available on-street parking and car ownership rates, and potential conflicts between parking policy and the city’s sustainability and affordability goals. The panelists also debated the viability and desirability of potential reforms to the city’s existing on-street parking policies, including residential parking permits, car-sharing programs, and demand-based pricing.