Housing a Growing City

    Michael Tompsett – New York City Street Map
    Michael Tompsett – New York City Street Map

    Housing a Growing City

    Tuesday, January 19, at 6:30 pm

    at The Museum of the City of New York

    Michael Tompsett – New York City Street Map

    Museum of the City of New York
    1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.

    Since the Tenement House Laws of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, New York City has been a national laboratory for innovative and affordable housing policies. But numerous challenges remain in a city with an expanding population. Low-rent housing is evaporating, homelessness is skyrocketing, the building stock is increasingly aged, and the city’s economic and demographic landscape faces ongoing shifts. Join a panel of leaders in New York City urban planning — including Council Member & Public Housing Committee Chair Ritchie Torres, NYC Department of City Planning Executive Director Purnima Kapur, and NYU Professor of Urban Policy Ingrid Gould Ellen — to discuss these changes in our urban fabric and the potential solutions to ensuring the city remains a leader in affordable housing. This program accompanies our exhibitions, Affordable New York: A Housing Legacy and Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half. Reception and exhibition viewing to follow!

    Free for Museum members; $16 general public; $12 for students/seniors.

    For more information, visit Housing A Growing City


    • Seema Agnani, Director of Policy and Civic Engagement at National CAPACD
    • Purnima Kapur, Executive Director, NYC Department City Planning
    • Ritchie Torres, Council Member, 15th District
    • Sarah Watson, Executive Director, Citizens Housing and Planning Council
    • Ingrid Gould Ellen (moderator), NYU Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning & Faculty Director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy