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NYLON #13: Homelessness

May 31, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Free – $10

With over 160,000 people in London without permanent accommodation and over 63,000 in the New York City municipal shelter system, how are these global cities tackling homelessness and providing innovative solutions to house those who need it most?

The structures that serve the homeless in both cities complicated and insufficient, but new energy is driving change. Last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a campaign to build 90 homeless shelters across the city. And in London, the Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a £50m innovation fund to stimulate new and innovative approaches to tackling rough sleeping in the capital.

This NYLON Dialogue, thirteenth in the series, brings together city experts, non-profits, and designers who are looking at how we might learn from one another and address this growing issue. What role does design play in driving change?

The live video seminar, taking place simultaneously in both cities, will begin in promptly at 8:30 AM in New York, with breakfast from 8:00 AM.

New York Speakers:
Joslyn Carter,
Administrator of the Department of Homeless Services
Jonathan Marvel, FAIA, Founding Principal, Marvel Architects
Jonathan Rose, President, Jonathan Rose Companies

London Speakers:
Pam Orchard, Chief Executive Officer, The Connection
Alice Brownfield, Associate Director, Peter Barber Architects
Jennifer Travassos, Head of Prevention and Commissioning, Westminster Council, Member of Mayor’s No Nights Sleeping Rough Taskforce

NYLON in association with: New London Architecture and Urban Design Forum
Programme Champions: Bates Smart, Diamond Schmitt Architects and KPF


May 31, 2018
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Free – $10
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AIA New York
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AIA Center for Architecture
Hines Gallery, 435 LaGuardia Place
New York , NY 10012 United States
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