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Tue 12.01.2015

What is a Vibrant, Healthy Community?


When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1

Where: At The Center   

What are the criteria by which we evaluate whether a neighborhood is vibrant and healthy? What are the key levers impacting communities and how do we interpret this data to effect change? 
On the occasion of the exhibition, Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now, The Center for Architecture and the Institute for Public Architecture will convene a panel to look at what affordability means in a much broader context, beyond mere housing and to questions of living. Together we will examine how affordability, health, job opportunities, local economies, and accessibility impact the vibrancy and health of a neighborhood and contribute to longer-term structures of cost savings. 

Nupur Chaudhury, DOH Director of Neighborhood Implementation
Lloyd Desprisay AIA, Desbrisay + Smith Architects
Chad Smith AIA, LEED AP, Desbrisay + Smith Architects
Daniel Hernandez, NYC Dept of Housing Preservation and Development
Ross Guttler, Director, Delos Living

Marlon Williams
, Director of Cross Agency Partnerships, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Center for Health Equity

Price: Free for AIA members, friends of the Institute for Public Architecture, and students with a valid ID. $10 for non-members. 

Organized by:
 the Center for Architecture and the Institute for Public Architecture


Exhibition Opening

Thursday, October 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Designing Affordability Symposium
Saturday, October 3, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


AIANY President's Circle




Special thanks to our organizational affiliate members, including: Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Citizens Housing and Planning Council, Enterprise Community Partners, Furman Center, Institute for Public Architecture, Municipal Arts Society, New York Building Congress, New York Housing Conference, New York State Association for Affordable Housing, Urban Green Council, Urban Land Institute


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