Report | Child Welfare
Bringing It All Home: Problems and Possibilities Facing NYC's Family Child Care
Report | Education
Segregated Schools in Integrated Neighborhoods: The City's Schools Are Even More Divided Than Our Housing
RECENT URBAN MATTERS
Urban Matters | Resilient Communities
Edgy Explorations: The Transformative Effects of ‘Parks Without Borders’
By Mitchell J. Silver
In our densely populated city, people look to parks to serve many purposes. New Yorkers use parks as backyards and living rooms, public squares and nature preserves. However, New York’s public sphere has not always been designed for this multitude of uses, especially not around park edges.
On May 24, 2016, NYC Parks, the Center for New York City Affairs, and the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School will bring together thought leaders from a range of disciplines to explore the future of parks and public space. Through panels, workshops, and engaging keynotes, we will explore innovative design, equity, public engagement, resiliency, ecological and landscape connectivity, and more. Speakers include:
- Paul Goldberger, Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture, The New School
- Mike Lydon, Principal, Street Plans
- Signe Nielsen, FASLA, Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
- Mitchell Silver, FAICP, Commissioner, NYC Parks
Report | Education
Segregated Schools in Integrated Neighborhoods:
The city’s schools are even more divided than our housing
In multi-ethnic New York City, why are so many elementary schools segregated by race and class? For years, school officials and researchers have assumed that school segregation merely reflects segregated housing patterns—because most children attend their zoned neighborhood schools.
However, new research by The New School’s Center for New York City Affairs demonstrates that school segregation is not always the result of housing patterns. In fact, as these interactive maps show, there are dozens of high-poverty elementary schools that serve mostly black and Latino children that are located in far more racially and economically mixed neighborhoods.