Archive for Events

Roundtable Discussion: All Green Buildings Great and Small


CHPC will be hosting a round table discussion with industry professionals designed to help policymakers improve the coordination of existing programs and identify what policies are missing that new programs should address.

Using our report, All Green Buildings Great and Small as a starting point, the round table will explore what barriers limit building owners from taking advantage of all available resources and knowledge. The timing of the event couldn’t be better.. With the release of his plan to reduce New York City’s green house emissions,Built to Last, Mayor DeBlasio, has draw national attention to the question

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Ginsberg Fellow Alumni Event


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Living Large in Small Spaces Panel


Deputy Director, Sarah Watson, will be featured on a panel during Dwell on Design.
Date:Saturday, October 11, 2014-4:00pm to 5:00pm

About the panel:
“Micro-housing is the trend du jour—instead of expansive loft spaces, we’re seeing a shift toward city-led social housing competitions and developer-built condo towers with units marketed toward single occupants. Most New Yorkers live somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, packing into spaces between 500 and 1,000 square feet. Dwell invites David Friedlander of LifeEdited (whose Brooklyn apartment was featured in Dwell’s September 2014 issue), architect Michael Chen of Normal Projects, and Sarah Watson, deputy director …

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Making Room Panel at Urban Land Institute


When: Wednesday, October 22nd, 12:30-2pm
Where: Jarvits Center, 655 W. 34th Street

CHPC will be hosting a panel discussion on our Making Room project at ULI’s annual Fall Meeting, as part of the affordable housing committee events. Making Room is an initiative that seeks to better match a city’s housing stock with the needs of its households, namely the rising single population that now makes up 47% of New Yorkers over 25.

Our deputy director, Sarah Watson, will present the project. Following the presentation will be a lively panel discussion centering on new housing typologies that allow for

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Progressive Thinking on the Building Envelope

Earlier this year, after listening to concerns raised by our board members, we began to investigate how outdated rules governing building envelopes within contextual zoning can sometimes result in fewer residential units being built.  We examined seventeen sites to see how much the building envelope rules affected the residential construction. Take a look at our full publication.

This morning, Friday September 19th, CHPC joined together with the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) to discuss the findings of our study the “Building Envelope Conundrum.” The six person panel took place at the Center for Architecture.…

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This Friday- The Building Envelope Conundrum Panel


When: 8:00am-10:00 am, Friday, September 19th
Where: The Center For Architecture, 536 Laguardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

Come to the Center for Architecture to see a presentation on CHPC’s “Building Envelope” study – and to offer your suggestions on how to solve this conundrum to the Department of City Planning (DCP).

The Building Envelope Conundrum is a fascinating case study looking into the impact of the contextual building envelope rules on residential development. We found that eight out of seventeen recent residential projects were unable to use all of their permitted floor area due to the rules that …

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