CHPC Connect

International Study Trips

New York City has been a laboratory for government intervention in the private housing market for more than 100 years. It is a city that has experienced cycles of unbridled growth, debilitating population losses, devastating economic downturns, and the growth of a new population and economic resurgence. It was burned once by the British (in 1776) and 200 years later by its own wave of arsonists. For the last two decades it has committed unprecedented resources to reclaim its abandoned housing and rebuild its communities. And through it all, its housing stock and its neighborhoods have resiliently reshaped itself to house its ever changing population.

Though innovation and trial and error, it is a city that has led the way in the development of publicly owned housing, setting and enforcing standards for private housing, and pioneering uses of tax incentives, public and private financing, and zoning and land use policies.

CHPC has been at the forefront of housing and planning in New York City for over seventy years. The CHPC Board of Directors have been the developers, architects, lawyers, planners, lenders, academics, property owners, and managers facing the challenges of creating and preserving housing while planning for the future growth of  a complicated global city.

CHPC Connect provides an opportunity for practitioners and policy makers from other cities to gain practical and useful insights into NYC’s experience which will help them to develop their own solutions and strategies. CHPC Connect has organized programs for groups from many countries, including Israel, UK, Austria, and Germany.

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Jerilyn Perine leads a group of visiting academics from the UK around Hells Kitchen

 

Mobile Workshops and Networking

CHPC Connect creates mobile workshops tailored specifically for the interests and expertise level of your group. Participants will be in the neighborhoods where change is occurring, discussing the issues directly with the academics, community organizers, developers, architects, non-profit leaders, and representatives of City government working there. Participants should expect to create working relationships with these NYC-based experts that extend long past the conclusion of the workshop.

CHPC staff and local experts combine their experience and knowledge with meetings, site visits, and walking tours to provide participants with an insider’s understanding of each area, the unique issues that they face, the programs and approaches that each have adopted, and the lessons learned from their successes and failures. CHPC Connect rounds out the experience with a variety of networking and social events. The complete package includes follow up, summary reports, and administrative support.

For more information and to receive a quote for a CHPC Connect Study Trip, email info@chpcny.org or call 001 (212) 286-9211 ext 116