Efficiently designed buildings are both sustainable and cost-effective, providing tenants a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city. Poorly designed, cramped spaces are just plain miserable — not to mention wasteful. Taking on this challenge, the Citizens Housing and Planning Council (CHPC) and the Museum of the City of New York developed the “Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers” exhibition to demonstrate to the public what the possibilities of the future of urban living can (and should) be.