Special Report

In Our Backyard

Soho -Elizabeth Street Garden

In collaboration with NYU’s Furman Center

Our second episode focuses on Haven Green, an affordable housing development for older adults who have experienced homelessness proposed for the current site of the Elizabeth Street Garden. How can communities
balance the need for housing with the need for green space when both are at a premium? How does New York City’s urban land use review processensure, or not, that the city takes many perspectives into account? Do wealthy neighborhoods like Soho have the duty to welcome new development and share their amenities with lower-income households?

Additional Reading:

Pavement Pieces · Soho – The Elizabeth Street Garden



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