Economic Development and Housing
The Economic Development and Housing track trains students for careers in housing, community development, real estate and economic development.
The major goals of this track are to:
- Teach underlying economic theory governing real estate markets, politics surrounding the development process, and social theory underpinning the role of community organizations and residents.
- Provide historical perspectives needed to understand and analyze current planning and policy issues, as well as the practical skills, such as real estate finance, needed to work in these fields.
Furman Center and the New York Times co-host "VU2005: The Economics of Residential Real Estate"
The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and New York Times co-host VU2005: The Economics of Residential Real Estate. The issues discussed included the rise and influence of international buyers in New York City, the effect of interest rates on market strength, and the stability of the housing market.
Furman Center Co-Sponsors Affordable Housing Conference
On Thursday, February 7, 2002, NYU's Furman Center For Real Estate and Urban Policy co-sponsored a conference with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on "Policies to Promote Affordable Housing." Professors Ingrid Ellen and Amy Ellen Schwartz presented a paper entitled "The Role of Government in Providing Housing Assistance: New York City's Ten-Year Plan," co-authored with Professor Michael Schill and Research Fellow Ioan Voicu. Professor Schill presented another paper entitled, "The State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods: An Overview of Recent Trends" (co-authored with Furman Center Associate Director Glynis Daniels).