Land Use and Housing Policy Breakfast Series

Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy   (New York)

2005 - 2012

Each semester, the Furman Center sponsors a series of breakfast meetings that bring together government officials, the business community, leaders of non-profit organizations and academic researchers to discuss and debate critical issues in land use, real estate and urban policy.

Our most recent breakfast featured Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate for the City of New York, Sheldon Mann, Director of Management and Development of Langsam Property Services, Jennifer Lee O’Neil, Director for Quadel Consulting Corporation, and John Rhea, Chairman of the New York City Housing Authority.

Panelists discussed questions such as what kind of neighborhood choices are voucher holders making in New York and around the country?  To what extent do the scarcity of affordable housing, discrimination, and a lack of information shape those neighborhood choices? What strategies should federal, state or local agencies adopt to help voucher households reach better neighborhoods, and how feasible are those strategies?

Check our website for upcoming events!