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Alicia Glen on stage at the inaugural Future Cities Summit.

March 18, 2019

Tackling affordable housing in booming cities: Q&A with Alicia Glen

As cities like Toronto and New York City have become increasingly safe and prosperous, a new challenge faces global cities. How to be a booming city? How to encourage growth and house new residents without squeezing out the people that made the city what it is today?

As part of the City Builders Series, we put our cities questionnaire to Alicia Glen, former Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development in New York City, to elaborate on what’s most important when tackling affordable housing in booming cities and what new initiatives are exciting her most. Check out the video below.

Found this interesting? Watch Alicia Glen's keynote Mega Trends for Mega Cities about the history of New York City beginning in the 1970s through the lens of affordable housing and the lessons she applied when creating a comprehensive affordable housing program for New York City.