For the season's ninth and final Housing Brass Tacks discussion, two developers — one for-profit, one not-for-proft — laid out the nitty-gritty of building affordable housing.
Public Housing Transformed
Catherine Fennell and Crystal Palmer, two authorities on Chicago's public housing transformation, probed the problematic mythos of public housing—from the "failure" of tower complexes to the virtues of mixed-income redevelopment.
In our seventh Brass Tacks discussion, Rasmia Kirmani-Frye, President of the Fund for Public Housing, leveled with us on public housing’s unique role in the city and the challenges NYCHA must face.
Front of House
Vincent Meyer Madaus and Sebastian Bernardy look at the semi-public space between the sidewalk and the front door — and how residents satisfy their needs and fancies when space is scarce.
In the latest Brass Tacks discussion, representatives from Coalition for the Homeless and Picture the Homeless considered homelessness as a symptom of our housing crisis and efforts to create permanent housing solutions.
Fair Housing for All?
Fred Freiberg, executive director of the Fair Housing Justice Center, explained the ins and outs of proving and pursuing housing discrimination.
Three supers of three very different buildings get into the nitty gritty of their work, helping us understand what it might take to make the city's ambitious Zero Waste vision a reality.
Excerpts from three documentary films, screened at the first Housing Brass Tacks film night, tackle how inequality is inscribed in the housing landscape.
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.
Hunter College scholar Matthew Lasner lays out the history of the fight to make housing affordable: from zoning codes to co-ops, it's always been hard-won.