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Short film on the Making Room exhibition
Film-maker Joanna Arnow has made this incredible short film on last year’s Making Room exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York. Watch and enjoy!… Read more
Making Room in L.A.
Making Room has spread outside of New York City over the last few years, including inspiring a new graduate research + design studio at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture entitled 21st Century Housing: Making Room in the Contemporary City.
As a part of that innovative studio, Sarah Watson of CHPC was invited to visit Dwell on Design LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center where the Georgia Tech team were showcasing the students work, announcing the winner of best design over the last year, and taking part in an onstage program to discuss the Making Room inspiration behind …Read more
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 …Read more
Steering the New Course: policy ideas for the new administration
STEERING THE NEW COURSE:
CHPC’s Ideas for Housing and Land Use Policy in New York City
With so much political change in New York this year, we felt that it was important to set out our suggestions and priorities for housing and land use policy based on all of CHPC’s work over recent years. We always aim to be a resource for decision-makers inside and outside of government – to help them to understand NYC’s most pressing housing and neighborhood issues, think through the real impact of policy on the three-dimensional built environment, and map out realistic policy steps for …Read more
Making Room…in Atlanta
One of the highlights of 2013 – a year jam-packed full of landmark moments for CHPC – has been working with the Georgia Tech School of Architecture in the development of a design + research studio for graduate students entitled 21st Century Housing: Making Room in the Contemporary City.
The studio, headed by Associate Professor and Architect Michael Gamble, challenges student teams to put together full design proposals for mixed residential/commercial developments that incorporate high-performance active and passive energy systems. The brief is already extremely challenging. They have to conduct their own site selection–picking sites that are not only …Read more
CHPC visits the Making Room design studio in Atlanta, Georgia!
After visiting the Making Room exhibition earlier this year, Stephen Taul of the Georgia Institute of Technology was inspired that a design and research studio at the School of Architecture based on this initiative could be a great way to engage students as part of their interdisciplinary seminar: Net Zero Energy Housing.
Along with others at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture, he has put together a Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Design and Research Studio entitled On Urban Dwelling: Making Room in the Contemporary City
The series of seminars and studios focuses on the design and construction of medium-scaled ecologically-sensitive …Read more
Places of Change: Transitional Shelter to Permanent Resource
Last Friday, October 25th, over 20 experts on homeless policy, government, finance, architecture, and the hospitality industry came together for an engaging roundtable discussion, “Places of Change: Transitional Shelter to Permanent Resource.” This was a unique opportunity for those assembled to draw across experience and industry to rethink shelter design.Chef Christopher Bradley discusses shared dining options.
The question at the heart of the discussion was; “How can more flexible facilities be designed as resources to the city, those in need, and the communities where they are located?”
Inspired by CHPC’s Making Room project, DHS staff considered facility design ideas …Read more
CHPC Discusses 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 …Read more
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 …Read more
Executive Director to Moderate Panel Discussion at ULI’s Fall Meeting in Chicago
Executive Director of CHPC, Jerilyn Perine will moderate the panel discussion “Shared Housing Meets Micro Real Estate: Mining a Multi-Billion Dollar Underground Market in Search of Game-Changing Insights”.
Pioneering developers will discuss how they are re-imagining housing solutions for first-time urban renters and galvanizing participants in the multifamily sector to bring the shared housing model out of the shadows of the underground market. Hear about the powerful demographic, socioeconomic and psychographic trends behind the emergence of the multi-billion dollar room-share market facilitated by Craigslist and similar websites.…Read more
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Hidden Housing: Basement Apartments
The Case for a Conversion Program for Basement Apartments in NYC
At a time when new housing is urgently needed, this new CHPC study found that there are between 10,000 and 38,000 potential apartments that could be brought into safe and legal use in New York City without even changing the Zoning Resolution.Read more
All About Basements!
Can we boost our housing supply with basement apartments?
Join us at a launch breakfast for CHPC’s new study on BASEMENT APARTMENT LEGALIZATION to find out! Read more
Carmel Place Ribbon Cutting
Congratulations to Monadnock and their partners on the grand opening of Carmel Place, the first micro-unit building in New York City. Our board members Kirk Goodrich, Lisa Blecker, and Matt Petrula continue to be at the forefront of innovation in housing development, design and finance, helping to improve how New Yorkers live.Read more
Carmel Place, New York’s First Modular Micro Building, Stacks First Unit
It was a beautiful morning in Kips Bay today, when the first modular unit of New York’s first micro unit building was stacked into place.Read more
Inside New York’s First Micro Unit Building
As micro units continue to provide livable solutions to space and cost concerns in cities across the country, New York City will be getting its first prefabricated, micro-apartment complex.Read more