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by Urban Omnibus • Mar 22 2017
Excerpts from three documentary films, screened at the first Housing Brass Tacks film night, tackle how inequality is inscribed in the housing landscape.
by Urban Omnibus • Mar 8 2017
This time on Housing Brass Tacks: Where does the money come from, and what’s it used for? Mark Willis, the Senior Policy Fellow at NYU’s Furman Center, takes us through the structure of affordable housing finance.
by Urban Omnibus • Feb 22 2017
In last week's Housing Brass Tacks discussion, Hunter College scholar Matthew Lasner laid out the history of the fight to make housing affordable: from zoning codes to co-ops, it's always been hard-won.
by Urban Omnibus • Feb 8 2017
In our first discussion Holly Leicht, former Regional Administrator for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, got down to the nuts and bolts of what HUD does. Here's a little of what we learned.
by Urban Omnibus • Feb 1 2017
Join us March 13 for our first Brass Tacks film night. We’re screening three documentary films that explicitly address the ways in which inequality is inscribed in the housing landscape.
As Manhattan's Chinatown experiences rapid change, a historic porcelain store on Mott Street reinvents itself as a space for intergenerational dialogue and community activation. UO talks to Mei Lum and Diane Wong, the minds behind the W.O.W. Project,...
by Urban Omnibus • Jan 10 2017
Join us at UnionDocs on January 15 for documentary work and discussion tackling the history of squatting in New York City, and asking why that history matters today.
by Urban Omnibus • Nov 2 2016
Join us at UnionDocs on November 20 to celebrate filmmaker Peter Hutton's groundbreaking portraits of New York City's landscapes.
by Urban Omnibus • Nov 1 2016
Historians of and planners from the era of Model Cities give their take on the lessons and legacies of this often-overlooked program.