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Living Small…at Home and Abroad
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 AT 6:30 PM
AT THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
As the population of the world’s largest cities continues to outpace the available supply of land, housing, and environmental resources, we must all learn how to live small. What can the experience of cities around the world teach us about living well — both efficiently and comfortably — within smaller and shared spaces?
Join us for a lively discussion with four distinguished architects and designers to discuss the latest innovations in small home design around the world: Azby Brown, founder of the Future Design …Read more
Exclusive: Making Room Exhibition Opening Party
We are so excited to announce that the opening party for the CHPC’s Making Room museum exhibition will take place on Tuesday January 22nd from 6pm to 8pm at the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition will then officially open on January 23rd and run until September 2013. To attend this exclusive party, you must send your name to RSVP@mcny.org or call (917) 492-3322.
Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers , organized by CHPC and the Museum of the City of New York, offers new insights into how our changing social, economic, and cultural lives …Read more
The Making Room exhibition is nearly here!
We are so excited to announce the opening date for the Making Room museum exhibition as January 23rd at the Museum of the City of New York! The exhibition will run until September 2013.
Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers will offer new insights into how our changing social, economic, and cultural lives are re-shaping our housing needs, and present cutting-edge design innovations that allow our homes to better accommodate the demands of a 21st century urban population.
The exhibition will unveil a built and furnished micro studio apartment for visitors to explore, designed with transformable furniture …Read more
Making Room: Film Screening and Panel Discussion
When: Thursday, August 9th from 6 – 9 pm
Where: The Center for Architecture – 536 LaGuardia Place
Jerilyn Perine, Executive Director, CHPC
Mark Ginsberg FAIA, Chair, CHPC
John Shapiro AICP, Chair, Pratt Institute Planning & Sustainability
Marcie Kesner AICP, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Ernie Hutton FAICP Assoc AIA
This event features an exclusive showing of a film covering the Making Room design showcase held last November by the Citizen Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) and the Architectural League of New York.
Our Making Room initiative– looking at how demographic shifts are creating a need for …Read more
CHPC’s Making Room Project Comes to Life With City Pilot Program
On July 9th, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the launch of a pilot program called adAPT NYC. The pilot will consist of a competition to develop a building comprised of small studios on city-owned property on East 27th Street. CHPC stood alongside the Mayor as he called for better solutions to accommodate the needs of New York’s growing single population.
This exciting initiative is based on CHPC’s own Making Room project, which explores innovative ways for the public and private sectors to work together to increase housing choice in the City. With changing family demographics and a rapidly increasing …Read more
Single People & Housing: CHPC at the NYSAFAH Conference
CHPC moderated a fascinating break-out panel at the New York State Association for Affordable Housing Conference that took place at the Times Square Marriot Marquis last week.
The session, entitled “Shifting Demographics: How to House a Changing Population” was moderated by Executive Director Jerilyn Perine and began with CHPC Policy Analyst, Sarah Watson, presenting our data model that analyzes and re-categorizes New York City’s households to examine how New Yorkers are really living today. The data revealed the extraordinary prevalence of single person households in the New York City housing market, and their struggles to fit into a …Read more
CHPC at NYSAFAH Conference
The rise of single person households in New York includes young professionals, working adults, and the elderly. How do we reform the current system to encourage innovation practices that meet the new housing needs of these groups?
Join CHPC on Thursday, May 17th for a breakout session at NYSAFAH’s annual conference in New York. The session, entitled “Shifting Demographics: How to House a Changing Population,” will be moderated by CHPC Executive Director Jerilyn Perine.
Matthew Blesso, Blesso Properties
Maya Brennan, Center for Housing Policy
Chris Cirillo, The Richman Group Development Corporation
Kaye Matheny, NYC Department …
Making Room – Making a Splash!Read more
Making Room Video!
Urban Omnibus is an online project of the Architectural League of New York; CHPC partners in the upcoming Making Room Design Challenge & Showcase Event. The Omnibus features multi-media content to showcase design innovation, critical analysis and local expertise across a broad range of topics and locales, creating bridges between various communities of interest.
And this month, they have made a video all about Making Room! It features Jerilyn Perine, CHPC board member Matt Blesso and a number of other housing, architecture and community development leaders, as well as items from the CHPC Marian Sameth & Ruth Dickler Archival …Read more
Bloomberg & Quinn announce new approach to illegal conversions
Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn have announced a new approach to target illegal conversions this week.
We are delighted that it includes many of the policy proposals put forward in CHPC’s Making Room advocacy project, including a cross-agency initiative that will result in recommendations for legal home conversions, shared housing, and micro-units.
We applaud the Mayor’s effort to address not just the enforcement issues, but the underlying problems in the housing market which CHPC has been focusing on.
You can read the press release in full here.…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