Cozen O’Connor: Air Rights Innovations: Using TDRs to Achieve Policy Goals

Air Rights Innovations: Using TDRs to Achieve Policy Goals


New York University School of Law
Lipton Hall in D'Agostino Hall
108 West 3rd Street
New York, NY

Date & Time

Start Date: 12/13/2012
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
End Time: 10:00 a.m.

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NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy invite you to attend our policy breakfast, "Air Rights Innovations: Using TDRs to Achieve Policy Goals," the second of two conversations we are hosting this fall about the practical and theoretical challenges and opportunities posed by the use of transferable development rights. The breakfast will take place on Thursday, December 13, at 8:30 a.m. at the NYU School of Law.

The first policy breakfast in this series, held on October 17, focused on how New York City's current TDR programs are being used. Moving from what is to what could be, our next breakfast will consider how TDRs might be used in the future to achieve public policy goals. Using two innovative ideas as the backdrop -- one linked to affordable housing and the other to raising funds for landmarks -- the panel will consider whether it is possible or desirable to loosen the rules for the transfer of TDRs to serve a broader set of policy goals. Within the framework of these proposals, the panel will also consider practical questions about the advantages and disadvantages of loosening the rules governing the transfer of development rights; how to design new TDR programs so that they will be effective; and how to structure new TDR programs to complement broader city planning objectives for a neighborhood.

For more information and to register for the event, click here.



Kenneth K. Fisher


(212) 883-4962

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