Furman Center

Economic Development and Housing

Real Estate, Housing and Community Development in Context

The Economic Development and Housing Specialization trains students for careers in housing, community development, real estate and economic development.

The major goals of this specialization 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.

News/In the Press

Furman Center and the New York Times co-host "VU2005: The Economics of Residential Real Estate"

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

Furman Center Co-Sponsors Affordable Housing Conference

FEBRUARY, 2002

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).

Furman Center Launches Housing and Neighborhoods Website

Furman Center Launches Housing and Neighborhoods Website

New York University's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy is pleased to announce the launch of the New York City Housing and Neighborhood Information System (NYCHANIS), an interactive website that allows users to obtain data and information about New York City neighborhoods and create custom-made tables, charts, graphs, and maps. NYCHANIS is available for use at www.nychanis.com.

Furman Center Launches New Blog, "The Dream Revisited"

Furman Center Launches New Blog, "The Dream Revisited"

The NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy has launched a new blog on economic segregation in urban neighborhoods, entitled The Dream Revisited. It's worth a look, and many return visits.

"Some people have proclaimed the end of the segregated century," said Ingrid Gould Ellen, Co-Director of the Furman Center, and the Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at NYU Wagner. "While black/white segregation has declined in the past few decades, it remains extremely high in many major metropolitan areas.

 

"Meanwhile, Hispanic and Asian segregation have remained unchanged, and the neighborhoods in which minorities live enjoy far fewer advantages than the neighbohoods in which whites live," added Professor Ellen, who is Director of the Urban Planning Program at Wagner.

 

The new blog's opening discussion brings together scholars and practitioners to explore the meaning of the term "integration" and the conditions under which it may be an effective strategy for promoting racial and economic equality in America's cities.

 

Nationally recognized for its housing research, the Furman Center is a joint initiative of NYU Wagner and the School of Law.

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