• Research & Policy

    The Dream Revisited: Segregation & the Financial Crisis

    February 29th 2016

    The latest discussion in the NYU Furman Center’s series debates the extent to which segregation exacerbated the unequal effects of the mortgage-driven financial collapse of 2007 and ways to address racial disparities in mortgage lending. Read more »

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    Policy Minute: New York State Property Tax System

    February 5th 2016

    In January, the New York State Assembly Committee on Real Property Taxation held a public hearing to evaluate New York City’s real property taxation system. Over the years, there have been numerous calls for reform from public officials, advocates, and academics alike, to address inequities within the current four property class system.  Read more »

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    Policy Minute: Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning

    December 18th 2015

    The NYU Furman Center’s Policy Minute highlights research and discussion relevant to current policy debates. On December 16th, NYU Furman Center Executive Director Mark Willis delivered testimony before the New York City Planning Commission at its public hearing on the city’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability text amendment proposals. His remarks provided an overview of NYU Furman Center research relevant to mandatory inclusionary zoning and the parking provisions. Read more »

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    Community Preferences and Fair Housing

    November 10th 2015

    The latest discussion on The Dream Revisited debates the extent to which preferences for neighborhood residents in accessing new affordable housing promote or betray the goal of truly inclusionary communities. Read more »

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    New Report Examines Possible Impact of 421-a Legislation on Future Housing Construction in NYC

    November 9th 2015

    New research released today by the NYU Furman Center explores the possible impacts of the new 421-a legislation on residential development in New York City’s neighborhoods. Read more »

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    Policy Minute: Multifamily Housing Resilience

    October 29th 2015

    The NYU Furman Center’s Policy Minute highlights research and discussion relevant to current policy debates. Three years after Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New York City, we explore the design and financial challenges of adapting multifamily housing for resilience against future storms. Read more »

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    Report: Multifamily Housing in NYC and Other Urban Areas Remain Vulnerable to Flooding

    October 28th 2015

    A new NYU Furman Center report finds that, three years after Superstorm Sandy, multifamily housing in New York City and other urban coastal areas remain vulnerable to flooding and illustrates the design and financial challenges of flood-proofing multifamily housing. Read more »

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    Policy Minute: Minimum Parking Requirements

    October 14th 2015

    The NYU Furman Center’s Policy Minute highlights research and discussion relevant to current policy debates. In the first edition, we explore New York City’s minimum parking requirements. Read more »

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    A New Approach to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

    September 28th 2015

    The latest discussion on The Dream Revisited explores HUD’s renewed commitment to the new requirement of the Fair Housing Act to “affirmatively further fair housing.” Read more »

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    Research Finds Latino Segregation Associated with Diminished Social and Economic Outcomes

    September 17th 2015

    A new NYU Furman Center report describes how urban residential segregation is shaping—and constraining—education, job, and wage opportunities for Latinos as much as it has for African Americans. Read more »