• Panel discussion of school and neighborhood diversity

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    Panel Discussion: The Diversity of New York City’s Neighborhoods and Schools (Video)

    June 20th 2019

    On May 28th, the NYU Furman Center hosted nearly 300 guests for By the Numbers: The Diversity of New York City’s Neighborhoods and Schools, highlighting key findings from a new Furman Center analysis of racial differences in elementary school enrollment patterns and the relationship of school diversity to changing neighborhood demographics. The Chapter was released in conjunction with the Furman Center’s annual State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods in 2018 report. Read more »

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    NYU Furman Center Names Matt Murphy Executive Director

    March 21st 2019

    The NYU Furman Center announced the appointment of Matt Murphy as its new Executive Director. He will join the Furman Center on April 15 after an eight-year stint in City government, where he currently serves as Deputy Commissioner for the Office of Policy and Strategy with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). His present portfolio includes the Office of Housing Policy and the Office of Strategic Operations and Analytics, which leads the development of strategies to advance HPD’s housing policy objectives and oversee initiatives to help achieve agency goals and improve operations Read more »

  • Policy Breakfast: Local Control in Land Use Decisions, Implications for Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Integration - March 6, 2019, 8:30-10:00am, at the NYU School of Law - #FCbreakfast

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    Video: Policy Breakfast on Local control in land use decisions: Implications for affordable housing

    March 6th 2019

    On March 6th, the NYU Furman Center hosted over 200 participants for the policy breakfast “Local control in land use decisions: Implications for affordable housing and for neighborhood integration. A diverse panel of housing advocates, legal scholars and practioners debated the benefits and drawbacks of local control, and the merits of moving land use decision-making towards the city level.  Read more »

  • The Dream Revisited - Contemporary Debates about Housing Segregation and Opportunity - Edited by Ingrid Gould Ellen and Justin Peter Steil

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    The Dream Revisited: Contemporary Debates about Housing, Segregation, and Opportunity

    January 21st 2019

    The Dream Revisited takes as a starting point the belief that all people should be able to live with equal dignity and recognition of their humanity, and that part of the realization of the ideals of the United States is a continuing responsibility to advance equal access to opportunity for all individuals. Even with these basic principles as a starting point, there is still significant disagreement about the causes of contemporary residential segregation, the consequences of that segregation, and how we as individuals and as a nation should address it. Learn more about The Dream Revisited, available now from Columbia University Press. Read more »

  • Policy Breakfast - Reforming Rent Stabilization in New York City - November 29, 2018, 8:30-10:00am, at the NYU School of Law - #FCbreakfast

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    VIDEO: Policy Breakfast on Reforming Rent Stabilization in New York City

    December 11th 2018

    Close to 1 million apartments in New York City are subject to the state’s rent stabilization laws, which regulate how rents can rise. In June, 2019, those laws are set to expire. On November 29th, 2018 the NYU Furman Center hosted an event to bring experts together to explore ideas for reforming the rent laws. Read more »

  • Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management’s (APPAM) 2018 Conference in Washington D.C

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    NYU Furman Center Researchers Present New & Forthcoming Work at the 2018 APPAM Research Conference

    November 12th 2018

    APPAM brings together academics and research on a variety of emerging policy issues, exploring ways to bring global and inter-disciplinary perspectives into conversations on pressing challenges, ranging from changing population demographics and economic inequality to climate change. This year’s conference theme was “Evidence for Action: Encouraging Innovation and Improvement”. Read more »

  • A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality

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    Book Release - A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality

    October 22nd 2018

    The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University recently published A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality. The book features leading academics, practitioners, and policymakers examining different aspects of the complex and deeply rooted problem of residential segregation, and proposing concrete steps to achieve meaningful change. NYU Furman Center Furman Faculty Directors Vicki Been, Ingrid Gould Ellen, and Katherine O’Regan each authored chapters on displacement, gentrification, and affirmatively furthering fair housing, respectively. Read more »

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    Mark A. Willis Testifies at Public Hearing for the NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform

    October 16th 2018

    On Monday, October 15th, 2018, Mark A. Willis, a Senior Policy Fellow at the NYU Furman Center, testified at the New York City Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform Public Hearing. This hearing was held as a part of the NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform’s efforts to evaluate the current property tax system in New York City, and recommend reforms to make it fairer, simpler, and more transparent while not reducing city revenues. The co-chairs of the commission are Professor Vicki Been and Marc Shaw. Read more »

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    NYU Furman Center and Abt Associates Launch Tool to Tackle High Housing Costs

    October 11th 2018

    The NYU Furman Center and Abt Associates have launched LocalHousingSolutions.org, an online, interactive tool to help communities develop local strategies that promote housing affordability. Read more »

  • The State of Rent Stabilization in New York City

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    VIDEO: Policy Breakfast on the State of Rent Stabilization in New York City

    October 4th 2018

    On October 3rd, 2018 the NYU Furman Center hosted an event to examine the state of rent stabilization programs, tenants, and the effect of regulated units on New York City neighborhoods. Read more »