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Public Forum: Housing and Hurricane Sandy

Monday, Apr 22, 2013 | 5:00 pm
Institute for Public Knowledge
New York University
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
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This event is part of the Institute for Public Knowledge’s Public Forum Series on Sandy, Climate Change and the Future of New York City, organized with the Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment.

This Public Forum will address Housing and Hurricane Sandy. Drawing from the recent Furman Center report on “Sandy’s Effect on Housing in NYC“, Vicki Been and Ingrid Ellen will offer their perspectives on the current state of housing in the city, and engage in a conversation about possible futures. This event will be moderated by Eric Klinenberg.

Vicki Been is the Boxer Family Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and Professor of Public Policy at New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and is the Faculty Director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy.

Ingrid Gould Ellen is Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Co-Director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy.

Eric Klinenberg (moderator) is Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He’s also editor of the journal Public Culture, and an affiliated faculty member of the Wagner School of Public Service and the Department of Media, Culture, and Communications.

The aim of this series is to engage scholars across New York University to think broadly about Superstorm Sandy, climate change, and the future of our city. All events in the series are free and open to the public, and feature scholars from a variety of departments, including Environmental Studies; Urban Planning; Sociology; Photography; Media, Culture, and Communication; Interactive Telecommunications; and Metropolitan Studies. The series is building off the conversation started at an IPK public forum in December 2012.

The Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) brings theoretically serious scholarship to bear on major public issues. Located at NYU, it nurtures collaboration among social researchers in New York and around the world. It builds bridges between university-based researchers and organizations pursuing practical action.

NYU’s Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment is a new University-wide effort to advance interdisciplinary and international research and teaching on cities and the urban environment.