How can public housing campuses in New York City become places that promote a sense of belonging, enjoyment, comfort, safety, and pride? In an op-ed in the Daily News, Rebecca Karp and Nicholas Bloom discuss the promise of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)’s Connected Communities Guidebook, a roadmap for holistically addressing urban design issues at NYCHA campuses. Rebecca and Nicholas reflect on the Guidebook and make the case for its model of public housing—one that is driven by community needs and principled on well-designed open space and social connections.
The Rebirth NYCHA Needs Now
This article originally appeared in The Daily News on September 17, 2020