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STATEMENT: NYU Furman Center Congratulates Vicki Been on Appointment as Commissioner of NYC HPD

February 8th 2014

The NYU Furman Center congratulates Vicki Been on her appointment as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. 

New York, NY: Vicki has dedicated the last 25 years of her career to identifying practical solutions to address the most pressing housing and land use challenges in New York City and across the nation. As director of the NYU Furman Center, she has tirelessly spearheaded a rigorous, objective research agenda that continues to shape policymaking. Her vision and leadership have been an inspiration and an asset to the NYU Furman Center, the NYU School of Law, and the New York City housing community. 

We applaud Mayor de Blasio for recognizing Vicki's tremendous talent and leadership and offer her our warmest congratulations as she embarks on this exciting new challenge.

The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy is a joint center of the New York University School of Law and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. The Furman Center is the leading academic research center in New York City devoted to the public policy aspects of land use, real estate, and housing development, and is dedicated to providing objective academic and empirical research. More information on the Furman Center can be found at or @FurmanCenterNYU.