Sustainable High Density Affordable Housing

Presented by: Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP

AIA/CES (HSW) Learning Units: 1.0 Hours

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Course release date: February, 2012.

This presentation explores innovative approaches to sustainable, high density, affordable housing through a case study in New York City. Fortune Society's Castle Gardens is a new 113-unit mixed-use supportive and affordable housing development in Harlem. The project is an innovative response to urgent social needs for affordable housing and for re-integration of the formerly incarcerated into society. Castle Gardens is the result of a partnership between private and non-profit developers, with public funding, which are key elements in the revitalization of low-income urban neighborhoods. Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, LEED AP, discusses how Fortune Society dealt with “Not In My Back Yard” (NIMBY) issues and how the integration of sustainability increased the support of the project within the community. Castle Gardens was one of the first projects approved under the new New York City Building Code and is designed to achieve LEED-NC Gold certification.

This course is presented in high definition video and is available on computers, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices.

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Course Prices: $30 AIA members, $40 non-members

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