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Carol Clark’s Approaches to Conserving Neighborhood Character Presented at the 2011 Fitch Forum
Presented on February 11th 2011 at Columbia University by Carol Clark, CHPC Practitioner Fellow
In New York City, a wide variety of older residential neighborhoods are suffering stunning losses of distinctive character. Whether through demolition and replacement of perfectly decent housing stock with McMansions, or from unsympathetic alterations that compromise completely the original appearance of a building with bad siding, unfortunate windows or front yards paved over with parking as we see in this example in Astoria, Queens. These changes detract from the quality of these invaluable neighborhoods. And while this problem is quite evident throughout New York City, it …Read more
Panel Debates Prevailing Wage for Affordable Housing
Senior Fellow Harold Shultz appeared today on a panel about affordable housing sponsored by the Greater New York Construction User Council. Along with Doug Apple of HPD, Elly Spicer of the carpenters union, Gary Labarbera of the Building and Construction Trade Council, and chaired by CHPC board member Richard Singer, the panel discussed various aspects of affordable housing construction in New York City. Senior Fellow Harold Shultz, citing findings in CHPC’s Prevailing Wisdom, challenged assertions by the union panel members that there was no additional cost to projects that paid union scale prevailing wages.…Read more
CHPC participates in HUD taskforce
On Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Senior Fellow Harold Shultz traveled to Washington, DC to participate in a HUD task force to devise solutions to the problems of over leveraged multifamily buildings. HUD presented some proposed remedies to the group of lenders, developers, state housing agencies, and municipal housing agencies from across the country. The group discussed these remedies and proposed further changes.…Read more
Next CHPC Board meeting
The next full board meeting is on March 23rd at 4pm at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP at 1177 Sixth Avenue.…Read more
52nd Annual Luncheon April 2011
The date is now set for CHPC’s Annual Luncheon 2011. It will take place at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square on Thursday April 14.
Networking Reception: 11:30 am
Luncheon Program: 12:30 pm
Conclusion: 2:00 pm
Platinum Circle $12,000 ($11,000 tax deductible)
- 10 seats with premium table placement
- Special Platinum Circle table setting
- A full page ad in the Luncheon program
- Prominent placement of company logo with link on CHPC’s website for one year
- Acknowledgement with company logo
- on giant screens in the ballroom
- on signage in the registration area
- on all printed materials
- on tent cards on
The New York High Line: Is It A Model For The City Or Not?
On December 8, 2010, CHPC’s Jerilyn Perine met with Malcolm Gladwell, Robert Hammond, and John Mollenkopf to discuss the development of the High Line as an example of the intersection of the public and private sectors in an urban setting.
Malcolm Gladwell, a contributor to the New Yorker, is the author of the best-selling books Outliers, Blink, and The Tipping Point. Robert Hammond is the co-founder and executive director of Friends of the High Line. Jerilyn Perine is the executive director of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council. Moderator John Mollenkopf has written or edited 15 books on urban politics, …Read more
“Making Room: Reshaping Our Housing Stock for a Real 21st Century Population”
On November 29, 2010 Jerilyn Perine and CHPC Policy Analyst Sarah Watson were invited to give a guest lecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. The topic was CHPC’s research project rethinking the New York City housing unit for our real population, “Making Room”.
A fundamental objective for housing policy in the 20th century in New York City was to eradicate the types of slum housing conditions that had been highlighted by the horrific images in the photographs of Jacob Reis. Reformers began to intervene in the housing market by establishing a set of legal standards for our housing units; …Read more
MASNYC Summit for New York City October 21-22, 2010
Developing sustainable and affordable housing is essential to expanding New York City’s creative capital. This presentation, discussing Sustainable Housing for New York’s Future, delved into the most significant issues facing New York City’s housing stock and assessed new ways to make good housing realistic and accessible.
CHPC’s Jerilyn Perine moderated the panel, following an introduction by Charles A. Platt, of Platt Byard Dovell and White Architects, LLP. Panelists included Julia Vitullo-Martin, senior fellow at the Regional Plan Association and director of the Center for Urban Innovation, Paul Freitag, managing director of development at Jonathan Rose Companies, Sheena Wright, president and …Read more
The Future of Affordable Housing: AIA Panel
Over the last 75 years New York City has created a national model of Dense Urban affordable housing, in both quality and quantity. Upstate cities have dealt with a very different set of issues, depopulation has created an abundance of housing, yet low salaries and scarce jobs mean few people can afford to own or rent. With the stimulus ending, and deficits as far as the eye can see at City, State and Federal levels, what does the future of Urban affordable housing hold?
CHPC’s Jerilyn Perine and board president Mark Ginsberg took part in this AIA panel discussion, that …Read more
Can Stuy Town Be Saved For Affordable Housing?
- Jerilyn Perine, Executive Director, Citizens Housing and Planning Council.
- Rafael Cestero, Commissioner, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development;
- The Honorable Daniel R. Garodnick, New York City Council, District 4;
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