Designing Better Affordable Housing

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Designing Better Affordable Housing

October 14, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Well-designed housing and communities uplift residents, help strengthen social connections, relieve stress, and enhance a sense of safety and belonging. But, the pressures of today’s market that views buildings purely as capital, threaten the ideals of affordable housing. Join a distinguished panel of developers, architects, and professors, as they explore both ambitious and achievable ideas for public and below-market housing in New York. With decades of experience in preservation, policy, and design, these experts will discuss how best to renovate and repurpose the existing buildings in the City while bringing new sustainable development into the affordable housing market. This program delves into the themes of our exhibition Affordable New York: A Housing Legacy.

Speakers will include:

Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Professor of the History of Architecture at New York University

Theo Prudon, Partner at Prudon & Partners and President of Docomomo.

Register for this event online. Admission is free for Museum of the City of New York members, $16 for the general public, and $12 for students and seniors.


October 14, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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Museum of the City of New York
1120 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029 United States
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