Welcome to the New York Architecture Diary, your essential guide to architecture exhibitions and events taking place across the city.
10:00 Welcome: Mario Messina and Lynn Ellsworth
10:05 Panel 1: New Ideas For A Human-Scale CitySal Albanese (attorney, former City Councilmember): Democracy Vouchers for Campaign Finance Reform William Duggan (author, Professor at Columbia University: Democratic Neighborhood Improvement Districts: An Idea Whose Time Has Come Simeon Bankoff (Exec. Director, Historic Districts Council): Two or Three Ways to Save Neighborhoods without the LPC
11:00: Panel 2: Affordable Housing: The Big Picture: Part 1Moderator: Alison Greenberg Jeffrey Kroessler (Board Member, Historic Districts Council): Upzoning: The The Promise and Reality Marcelo Rochaburn (Journalist, Propublica): How the rent stabilization laws have changed, making tenants weaker and owners stronger” Tom Angotti (Professor at Hunter College, author): How Displacement Happens and How to Stop It
11:05: 12:05: Lunch Break
- sandwiches and beverages will be available at cost in the Social Hall
12:30: Keynote Talk: Roberta Gratz of the Center for a Living City: What Should We Do to Change What Ails Us?
Roberta Gratz is founder of Center for a Living City and author of The Battle for Gotham: New York in the Shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs, The Living City, and We're Still Here Ya Bastards: How the People of New Orleans Rebuilt Their City
With 15 minutes discussion/Q & A
1:00: Panel 3: Affordable Housing for a Human-Scale City, Part 2Moderator, Tom Angotti Annetta Seecharan (Exec. Director, Chaaya CDC): The Basement Campaign in Jackson Heights and why it matters for everyone Brian Loughlin (Chief Architect, Jersey City): Public Housing in Jersey City Susanne Schindler (contributor, Urban Omnibus and Ph.D. Candidate): Community, Context, and Capital: How We Think about Affordable Housing
2:00: Panel 4: Density and Community-Based PlanningAlan Berger and Suki Cheong (Concerned Citizens for Community Based Planning): Connecting the Dots on Density and Development John Massengale (Architect and Author of "Street Design): If You are Going to Plan Your City, Why Not Plan The One You Want?
2:45: Coffee Break
3:00: Panel 5: Zoning for a Human-Scale CityLynn Ellsworth (Tribeca Trust): Our Public Commons: Why Change the Rules about Height and Air Rights Transfers? Layla Law-Gisiko (Community Board 5): How to Redesign The Rules for ‘As-of-Right’ Building Maureen Koetz (Friends of the South Street Seaport): How to fix what's wrong with the Enviromental Impact Statements
3:45: What is to be done? How do we Work Together?Michael Henry Adams (Save Harlem Now): Topic to Be Announced Michael Hiller (Attorney): Building a Coaltion
4:45: Synthesis: Lynn Ellsworth5:00-6:00: Reception