Housing a Growing City
Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 pm

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Since the Tenement House Laws of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, New York City has been a national laboratory for innovative and affordable housing policies. But numerous challenges remain in a city with an expanding population. Low-rent housing is evaporating, homelessness is skyrocketing, the building stock is increasingly aged, and the city’s economic and demographic landscape faces ongoing shifts. Join a panel of leaders in New York City urban planning -- including housing advocates, community leaders and city officials -- to discuss these changes in our urban fabric and the potential solutions to ensuring the city remains a leader in affordable housing. This program accompanies our exhibitions, Affordable New York: A Housing Legacy and Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half.

Seema Agnani, Director of Policy and Civic Engagement at National CAPACD
Purnima Kapur
, Executive Director, NYC Department City Planning
Ritchie Torres, Council Member, 15th District
Sarah Watson, Deputy Director, Citizens Housing and Planning Council
Ingrid Gould Ellen (moderator), NYU Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning & Faculty Director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy

Reception and exhibition viewing to follow! 


Free for Museum members; $16 general public; $12 for students/seniors.

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Public programming for Jacob A. Riis: New York's Other Half Revealed is made possible by the Danish Agency for Culture and the Consulate General of Denmark in New York

The event is also co-sponsored by the Citizens' Housing and Planning Council and the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, as well as the 29th Street AssociationAIANY | Center for ArchitectureAIANY | Housing CommitteeAsian Americans for Equality, the Barnard and Columbia Colleges' Architecture Department, The Bronx Young DemocratsBrooklyn Community Housing and Services, the Center for Planning and the Environment at Pratt, the Center for Urban Community Services, Churches United for Fair Housing, the Citizens Committee for New York CityColumbia University's SIPA Urban Policy ProgramCommon GroundCommunity Housing Innovations, The Community Preservation Corporation, the Community Service Society of New York, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, Docomomo US, the CUNY Graduate Center Political Science Department, the Ecumenical Community Development Organization, the Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic ClubEnterprise Community Partners, Eviction Intervention Services, the Fifth Avenue Committee, the Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation, the Fordham University American Studies Department, Fordham University Urban Studies Department, the Gotham Center for New York City History, Henry Street Settlement, the Housing Partnership Development Corporation, the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture | The Cooper Union, the Jim Owles Democratic Club, the Kips Bay Neighborhood AssociationLantern Community Services, L+M Development PartnersLocal Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the Margert Community Corporation, the MBD Community Housing Corporation, Manhattan College Urban Studies Department, Manhattan Community Board Six, Manhattan Young Democrats, the Municipal Art Society, the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, Mutual Housing Association of New York, the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the New Destiny Housing Corporation, the New York Academy of Medicine, New York Cares, the Neighborhood Housing Services of Bedford Stuyvesant, the Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, the Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, the Neighborhood Housing Services of Northern Queens, the New York Academy of MedicineNYU Furman Center, NYU Institute of Fine ArtsNYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the NYIT Urban Administration DepartmentPratt Area Community Council, the Pratt Center for Community DevelopmentPolicyLink, the Queens Community House, Real Estate Board of New York, Redstone Equity PartnersRoosevelt Island Residents Association, SLCE ArchitectsSt. Francis College Department of Ecnomics, History, Political Science and Social Studies, St Nicks Alliance, the Stryckers Bay Neighborhood Council, the Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association, the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association, the Sutton Area Community, the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizen's Council, the St. Francis College Department of Sociology and Criminal JusticeThe Community Builders, Inc., The Community Preservation CorporationThe Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History at Columbia University, The Parodneck Foundation, University Settlement, UNH - United Neighborhood Houses, the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB), the Urban Planning Student Association at NYU Wagner, the Village Independent Democratic Club, and the Waterside Tenants Association. 

Image credit: Michael Tompsett, New York City Street Map, Courtesy of the Artist.