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Furman Center Hosts ‘By the Numbers’ Forum to Explore on Neighborhood Inequality

FC Updates | May 30th 2014

Over 400 people gathered at the NYU School of Law on Wednesday May 28th for the NYU Furman Center's forum, By the Numbers: Exploring Neighborhood Inequality. The event was presented in conjunction with the release of the State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods in 2013 report. 


 

View video of the event.

Download a PDF of the State of NYC's Housing & Neighborhoods in 2013 report findings presentation, delivered by Max Weselcouch.

The forum featured an introductory welcome by Ingrid Gould Ellen, Faculty Director of the NYU Furman Center, and Trevor Morrison, Dean of the NYU School of Law. Max Weslecouch, Director of the Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy at the Furman Center, presented the research findings from the State of New York City's Housing & Neighborhoods in 2013 (download PDF of this presentation).

The event's keynote was given by Gene Sperling, Former Director of the National Economic Council & Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. He was introduced by Sherry Glied, Dean of the NYU Wagner School of Public Service.

Following the keynote, Brent Staples of The New York Times Editorial Board served as moderator for a follow-up panel discussion. Panelists included Xavier de Souza Briggs, Vice President of Economic Opportunity and Assets at the Ford Foundation; David Jones, President and CEO of the Community Service Society of New York; and Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of Partnership for New York City.  

The program was followed by a networking reception and poster presentation of the research findings from this year's report, which are currently available as infographics

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NYU Furman Center Faculty Director Ingrid Gould Ellen opens the program.

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Max Weslcouch, Director of the Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy at the NYU Furman Center, presented the findings of the State of New York City's Housing & Neighborhoods in 2013 report (download PDF of presentation).

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Gene Sperling, Former Director of the National Economic Council & Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, delviered the keynote address. 

©NYU Photo Bureau: Hollenshead 
The panel discussion was moderated by Brent Staples of The New York Times Editorial Board. Panelists included Xavier de Souza Briggs, Vice President of Economic Opportunity and Assets at the Ford Foundation; Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of Partnership for New York City; and David Jones, President and CEO of the Community Service Society of New York.

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Mark Willis, Executive Director of the NYU Furman Center, welcomed guests and acknowledged sponsors.

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Furman Center staff and Research Assistants pose near infographic displays from the report, which were presented at the reception (view infographics from the report online).

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The Furman Center's State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods in 2013 report and By the Numbers: Exploring Neighborhood Inequality forum were made possible due to the generous support of our funders:

Principal Sponsors: Capital One Bank, Chase; Major Sponsors: Bank of America, Citi Community Development, Real Estate Board of New York, The Richman Group Affordable Housing Corp.; Supporting Sponsors: Gotham Organization, M&T Bank, Omni New York LLC, Santander Bank, TD Bank USA, N.A., Tishman Speyer; Contributing Sponsors: AvalonBay Communities, Inc., The Arker Companies, Wells Fargo, Signature Bank, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Jonathan Rose Companies, Monadnock Development LLC, Phipps Houses, The Community Preservation Corporation

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