Discussion Group preparation (9:00am – 9:30am)
Discussion Group (9:00am – 12:00pm) Guest confirmed:
Gladys Puglia – Make the Road
Andres Perez – Picture the Homeless
Howard Brandstein – Sixth Street Center
Sister Katie Maire – Bushwick Housing Independence Project
Lenina Nadal – The Right to the City Alliance
Laura Gottesdiener – Author of A Dream Foreclosed: The Great Eviction and the Fight to Live in America
Lunch Break (12:00pm – 12:40 pm)
Group Review— Strategies (12:40pm -2:40pm). Last class three groups were formed according to property typology. There were also some discussions about working on three scales; mitigation, incremental and transformation.
1. Industrial. Members: Alberto, Katya, Katie, Stefano, Josh and Braden.
2. Multi-Units. Members: Charles C, Charlie W, Gabby, Bonnie, Ferhat and April.
3. Empty Lots. Members: Caitlin, Shirley, Jonas, Jessica, Wendy, Luca and Thomas.
Please start brainstorming about your strategy approach and bring your preliminary ideas/sketches to class; area(s) of intervention, number of properties/units to acquire and rehabilitate/develop, cost, ownership, strategy’s objectives and intended outcomes. We are going to meet with each group. In the meanwhile, the rest of the class will have some time to work on the strategies.