An Inventory of What’s Possible, 4/10/15
Symposium convened by the Institute for Public Architecture with Pratt Institute School of Architecture
Mayor de Blasio has presented an ambitious housing plan that aspires to transform development in New York City. “An Inventory of What’s Possible” celebrates the history and potential of New York as a national leader in housing.
On April 10, architects, historians, urban advocates, and City officials will present case studies of completed work, addressing design excellence and community priorities. Together, the projects offer an inventory of bold, realizable possibilities for a transformed New York.
Friday, April 10
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Memorial Hall Auditorium
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
Free and open to the public
9:00 Coffee Reception
Thomas Hanrahan, Dean, Pratt Institute School of Architecture
Karen Kubey, Executive Director, Institute for Public Architecture
William Menking, Professor, Graduate Center for Planning, Pratt Institute
9:40 Stabilizing Neighborhoods
Nicholas Bloom; Co-Editor, Affordable Housing in New York: The People, Places, and Policies That Transformed a City; Associate Professor, NYIT
Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani; Principal, Buscada; Assoc. Director of Civic Engagement Initiatives and Professor, The New School for Public Engagement
Benjamin Dulchin, Executive Director, Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development
Paula Segal, Executive Director, 596 Acres
Moderator: Daniel Hernandez; Deputy Commissioner for Neighborhood Strategies, Department of Housing Preservation and Development; Adjunct Professor, Pratt Institute
10:45 Enabling Quality Design
Susanne Schindler, Adjunct Associate Research Scholar, Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia University
David Burney, Associate Professor of Planning and Placemaking, Pratt Institute School of Architecture
Moderator: Meredith TenHoor; Associate Professor and Undergraduate History-Theory Coordinator, Pratt Institute School of Architecture; Executive Editor of the Aggregate Website
11:50 Total Reset: One Year On
Institute for Public Architecture Fellows: Quilian Riano (DSGN AGNC); Kaja Kühl, in assoc. with Columbia GSAPP’s 5 Borough Studio; Nadine Maleh; and the team of Sagi Golan, Miriam Peterson, and Nathan Rich
Frederick Biehle; Professor and Rome Program Director, Pratt Institute; Principal, viaARCHITECTURE
Karina Totah, Senior Advisor to the Chair, New York City Housing Authority
Brendaliz Santiago, President, Resident Association, First Houses
Moderator: Carlton A. Brown; Chief Operating Officer, Full Spectrum; Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate Center for Planning, Pratt Institute
PRATT PLANNING COMMITTEE
Frederick Biehle, David Burney, James Garrison, Thomas Hanrahan, Craig Konyk, William Menking, Eunjeong Seong, Ronald Shiffman, Meredith TenHoor
PRATT PLANNING ASSISTANT
Image above: Named for the size of a standard parking space, 9 x 18, by IPA Fellows Sagi Golan, Miriam Peterson, and Nathan Rich, explores how updated parking and housing development regulations could create new potentials for affordable housing. This proposal shows housing that could be built on existing surface parking lots.