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Wednesday, November 5: NYC Housing Issues in Today’s Credit Crisis

The First Annual Jane Jacobs Forum: Housing New Yorkers in the 21st-Century
Wednesday, November 5, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

In announcing his PlaNYC 2030, Mayor Bloomberg said the city must prepare for its population to grow by more than one million residents by the year 2030. Ensuring that New Yorkers have affordable and sustainable places to live is one of the most important goals for the city today.

Urban visionary and activist Jane Jacobs wrote that a strong sense of community is critical in creating dynamic and diverse neighborhoods. But today, it is increasingly difficult for New Yorkers of low and moderate income to  live here. In the midst of these precarious economic times, how can planners, architects, city officials, and developers work with local residents to create affordable homes? How will today’s credit crisis further impact the cost and availability of housing in New York City? What can we do to retain the unique, densely populated, mixed-income neighborhoods that Jacobs favored?

Introduction: Joan Shigekawa, associate director. The Rockefeller Foundation Moderator: Vicki Been, director, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy Panelists: Jerilyn Perine, director, Citizens Housing and Planning Council; Holly Leicht, deputy commissioner for development, New York City Housing, Preservation, and Development; Michelle de la Uz, executive director, Fifth Avenue Committee, Brooklyn; Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, founding partner, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP.

New York University Law School, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets
$15, $12 MAS members
Free for students with ID
Purchase tickets online or call 212-935-2075.

Reservations are strongly recommended, as many events fill to capacity. Advance ticket purchase is available until 3:00 p.m. for programs that are not sold-out. Attendees are advised to arrive fifteen minutes prior to the event start time since late seating is not guaranteed.

This forum is underwritten through the generous support of The Rockefeller Foundation in conjunction with the annual Jane Jacobs Medal.