NYU Furman Center to Host Forum: Discussions On Density

News & Events | April 27th 2015

On Tuesday, May 5th, the NYU Furman Center will release its annual State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods report at its forum, By the Numbers: Discussions on Density

This year’s forum will focus on the value and challenges of higher density cities. Following a research presentation by the NYU Furman Center, a panel discussion will debate the merits of density and explore how growing cities can accommodate and plan for their increasing populations.

Panelists will include:

  • Charles V. Bagli, The New York Times (Moderator)
  • Rohit Aggarwala, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Toni Griffin, Professor and Director, J. Max Bond Center, City College of New York, CUNY
  • Carl WeisbrodChair, New York City Planning Commission
  • Carol Willis, President and Founder, The Skyscraper Museum

The program will be held at NYU School of Law and runs from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Guests are invited to attend a wine and cheese reception immediately following the program, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Forum attendees will receive print copies of the report. 

The forum is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP here if you wish to attend.

If you cannot attend the event, you may submit a request to receive a copy of the report in the mail. The report will also be published online following the forum.

The NYU Furman Center has published the State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods report annually since 2001. You can view and download past reports here.

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