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NYCHA Chairman John B. Rhea addresses audience at MAS Summit. (Photo by LETICIA BARBOZA/NYCHA)
NYCHA Chairman John Rhea Re-envisions Public Housing at 2012 MAS Summit for NYC

On Friday, Oct. 19, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chairman John B. Rhea discussed the need to re-envision public housing at the Municipal Art Society of New York’s third annual summit.

NYCHA Chairman Rhea presented on a panel discussion entitled: “Community Revitalization 2.0: The New Faces of Affordable Housing to Support Competitive Global Cities.”  Chairman Rhea talked about NYCHA’s efforts to enhance opportunities for public housing families by reconnecting them to the larger community. NYCHA is largely achieving this goal through developing mixed-rate, market-rate, and affordable housing on under-utilized NYCHA-owned land.

Panel participants included Vicki Been, Family Professor of Law and Director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University; David Baker, architect; Derek Ballantyne, CEO of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation; Nancy Biberman, founder and president of WHEDco; Rosanne Haggerty, president of Community Solutions; and Joachim Hamou, co-founder of Trampoline House.

Since 2010, the Municipal Art Society of New York has convened innovative city shapers and thought leaders to discuss ideas on planning, design and infrastructure, preservation and sustainability, arts and cultural development, and community engagement. NYCHA is honored to be a part of this annual exchange of ideas.

Oct. 22, 2012

Municipal Art Society of New York
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