On May 8, we hosted a transatlantic dialogue on how London and New York should work to ensure quality public housing.

With London witnessing a resurgent public sector with improved capabilities, funding avenues, and delivery mechanisms at hand, it is critical that any new public housing shifts existing negative perceptions. At the same time in New York, the DeBlasio administration is ahead of schedule in its housing plan to build or preserve 200,000 below-market-rate apartments, yet traditional public housing is suffering from decades of financial and political disinvestment.

How should these major cities working to ensure quality is at the heart of newly-built housing? What are they doing to bring old stock up to standard?

The live video seminar, taking place simultaneously in both cities, will begin in promptly at 8:30am in New York, with breakfast from 8:00am.


Guest Policy ↓

The Urban Design Forum promotes conversation between invited civic leaders, designers, developers and advocates. This event is open to the public, however Forum Fellows may register for free with the discount code: NYLON15.


About NYLON ↓

Hosted with New London Architecture, the Center for Architecture, and Kohn Pedersen Fox, our transatlantic exchanges bring together industry professionals in New York and London to share knowledge on key issues in both cities, from affordable housing policy to tall buildings.

This event is number fifteen in the NYLON series, a key part of our Global Exchange program. In association with New London Architecture and the Centre for Architecture, this live video seminar taking place simultaneously in both cities brings together speakers and audiences to foster cross-city dialogue and learning between London and New York.