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Affordable Housing and the Public Realm: Designing for Quality Retail and Community Use
AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Where: At The Center
In the coming decade, thousands of new mixed-use affordable housing developments created through Mayor de Blasio’s Housing New York plan will transform the cityscape. With the power of good design, this unprecedented building boom can help foster vibrant, mixed-income neighborhoods and attractive, fully leased commercial corridors.
Laying the Groundwork, developed by the Design Trust for Public Space and its Fellows in partnership with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, is a comprehensive set of guidelines for high-quality ground-floor design in mixed-use affordable housing developments.
Please join the Design Trust and the AIANY Interiors Committee as we discuss the importance of ground-floor design in this growing sector.
Susan Chin, FAIA, Hon. ASLA, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
Eric Wilson, Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Sustainability, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Fiona Cousins, PE, CEng, LEED Fellow, Principal, Arup; Engineering Fellow, Design Trust for Public Space
Penny Hardy, Principal, PS New York; Graphic Design Fellow, Design Trust for Public Space
James Slade, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, Slade Architecture; Architecture Fellow, Design Trust for Public Space
Hayes Slade, AIA, Principal, Slade Architecture; Architecture Fellow, Design Trust for Public Space
R. Darby Curtis, AIA, Partner, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects
Moderator: Bill Menking, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Architects Newspaper
Organized by: AIANY Interiors Committee and Design Trust for Public Space
Price: $5 for AIA members; $10 for non-members