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CHPC Goes To Cuba

Havana's National Theater and the Capitol building. photo: CHPCHavana’s National Theater and the Capitol building. photo: CHPC

A CHPC cohort traveled to Havana, Cuba from May 4—7, 2016, combining a stimulating educational experience with a look inside a door that has been closed to most Americans for decades. Our trip centered on the architecture of the city and the eras of development it experienced. We began with a lecture by architect and professor Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez at the beautiful National Hotel. In Professor Perez’s view, the city of Havana escaped most of the urban renewal projects that were common in other Western cities of the mid-20th

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German Marshall Fund Fellows visit CHPC

Marshall Jerilyn

On November 3rd we had the pleasure of hosting a group of over 20 Marshall Memorial Fellows from the German Marshall Fund for a presentation of CHPC’s Making Room initiative and a preview of our Making Neighborhoods initiative, which will be launched November 5th. The visitors hailed from 17 European countries and included public officials as well as business and non-profit leaders who are visiting cities across the US to learn about public policy interventions on this side of the Atlantic.

Marshall crowd

Our analysis of the policy challenges created by new household configurations and changing neighborhood demographics sparked a lively conversation …

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Georgia Tech visits NYC


CHPC had a wonderful day touring the real world of New York City housing! On February 28, CHPC staff members visited a number of sites in Brooklyn that are closely related to our work.

We were happy to be joined for the day by a studio of graduate students of the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture. Georgia Tech professor Michael Gamble is leading a three-year design + research studio entitled, 21st Century Housing: Making Room in the Contemporary City, for students to develop fully-realized buildings that respond to environmental realities, as well as support the needs …

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CHPC Discusses Three-Quarter Houses

Three-quarter houses

CHPC’s Executive Director, Jerilyn Perine, participated today in the panel discussion following the presentation of Three-Quarter Houses: The View from the Inside at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. This report by Robert Riggs and Tasha Burnett analyzes the role of three-quarter houses in the recovery and reintegration process for people facing substance abuse or who have been recently released from prison. The report also sheds light on the poor conditions in many three-quarter houses and the requirements that operators commonly place on residents to participate in recovery programs. 

The panel discussion, which was moderated by Ann Jacobs from the …

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Occasional Series Event: Three-Quarter Houses – The View From Inside – Report Release and Discussion Panel

CHPC’s Executive Director, Jerilyn Perine will take part in a discussion on “Three Quarter Houses: The View from Inside” at John Jay College.   The problem of housing New York City’s most vulnerable individuals has given rise to a growing market of privately operated, for-profit residences known as Three-Quarter Houses. For all intents and purposes, these houses have become an informal extension of the City’s apparatus for keeping vulnerable men and women off of the streets. Yet they lack any formal regulation or oversight, rendering the houses invisible to most citizens and policymakers.

The findings of PRI’s research on Three-Quarter Houses …

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CHPC in Barcelona!


It’s been an exciting 2 weeks of adventures for CHPC! Just after the launch of NYC’s adAPT pilot, CHPC participated in the “City Protocol” conference in Barcelona. From July 15-17, Senior Policy Analyst Sarah Watson visited Barcelona to represent New York alongside 150 leaders from governments, companies, and universities from 35 other global cities to discuss a new direction for city planning that brings together the public and private sector.

The “City Protocol” is based on the premise that rapid advances in digital and broadband technology are reshaping our cities before our eyes, leading to a heightened need for a …

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