Loading…
This event has ended. Create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
View analytic
Friday, October 23 • 4:30pm - 4:50pm
Lessons Learned: Balancing Displacement and Growth in Brooklyn

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

New York City has undergone significant rezoning in recent years, with a staggering 40% of New York rezoned under the Bloomberg administration. The current administration continues this momentum with an ambitious affordable housing program set to reshape even more neighborhoods. What can be learned through examining the changes that those rezoned neighborhoods have undergone in past years? What are the community-based approaches that may limit neighborhood displacement during this current wave of rezonings? Are there mechanisms to ensure that promised community benefits are realized over time—and over administrations?


Speakers
avatar for Hon. Brad Lander

Hon. Brad Lander

Council Member, 39th District, New York City Council
avatar for Hon. Stephen Levin

Hon. Stephen Levin

Council Member, 33rd District, New York City Council
Stephen Levin was elected in 2009 to represent the 33rd District in the New York City Council, which includes the diverse communities of Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Boerum Hill, Vinegar Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, and Bedford–Stuyvesant.  | | As a Councilmember and Chair of the General Welfare Committee, Stephen has proven to be a leader on education and early childhood issues, as well as homelessness and child... Read More →
avatar for Kate Slevin

Kate Slevin

Vice President, Planning and Policy, MAS
Kate Slevin joined MAS in 2014 and guides the organization’s advocacy, policy, and community planning work. Before coming to MAS, she was an Assistant Commissioner at the New York City Department of Transportation, where she managed legislative and government affairs for the Commissioner. From 2002 to 2012, she advocated for sustainable land use and transportation policies at the non-profit Tri-State Transportation Campaign and served as... Read More →
avatar for Michelle de la Uz

Michelle de la Uz

Executive Director, Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc.
With twenty+ years of experience in public and community service, Michelle oversees Fifth Avenue Committee’s mission, comprehensive programs serving more than 5,500 low- and moderate-income people, a budget of over $5 million, several affiliate corporations, and a housing development pipeline of nearly 1,000 units or over $350 million. Michelle was Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez’ first Director of Constituent Services, a... Read More →
avatar for Barika Williams

Barika Williams

Deputy Director, Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development
Barika X Williams is Deputy Director at the Association for Neighborhood Housing Development (ANHD) in New York City where she leads the policy research on affordable housing, community development, and equitable economic development advocacy. Previously she worked as a researcher at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC where she published on a number of topics including affordable housing, fair housing, healthy neighborhoods, community... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 4:30pm - 4:50pm
The TimesCenter

Attendees (4)