Affordable Housing in New York: The People, Places, and Policies That Transformed a City

Affordable Housing in New York: The People, Places, and Policies That Transformed a City,

edited by Nicholas Dagen Bloom* and Matthew Gordon Lasner,** examines New York's historical efforts to create high-quality affordable housing, from the 1920s to more recent initiatives. Scholars discuss the history of New York housing projects and other reforms, examining key figures such as Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs, and Mayor Ed Koch.  
Don't miss this chance to learn more about the history of making New York City livable for all! 
*Nicholas Dagen Bloom is an associate professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Urban Administration at New York Institute of Technology. He is the author, editor, and co-author of eight books including Public Housing Myths: Perception, Reality, and Social Policy (2015) and Public Housing That Worked: New York in the Twentieth Century (2009). He is a co-editor of the Journal of Planning History and contributes to the Gotham Gazette as an editorial writer. Bloom has been interviewed on WNYC and has been quoted in The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and 
NPR Marketplace.

**Matthew Gordon Lasner is an associate professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Hunter College. His research explores the production of metropolitan space in the U.S., with a focus on the relationship between the design professions, social change, the market, and the state. He is the author of the award-winning High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century (Yale, 2012) and co-editor of Affordable Housing in New York: The People, Places, and Policies That Transformed a City (Princeton, 2016). His writing has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, encyclopedias, catalogs, and edited collections, including Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York (2007) and Making Suburbia: New Histories of Everyday America (2015). He earned his PhD at Harvard, MS at the London School of Economics, and BA at Columbia.
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