Series Spotlight: Building Capital

Building Capital

A showcase of places that combine financial, cultural, and community capital to enrich quality of life.This series showcases places that play a vital role fostering community connections and local culture, telling the story of how the space was designed, built, and financed, how it’s being used, and how they contribute to the financial security and well-being of residents. Building Capital is the latest installment of OHNY’s Urban Systems program and is presented in partnership with LISC NYC and Bloomberg Connects.

Spofford Redevelopment Project Gallery, The Peninsula Render, Credit: Gilbane Development Company
Marcus Garvey Village, Harlem, Credit: Carthage Real Estate Advisors

Series Lineup

Series Description

From municipal bonds to affordable housing tax credits, highway construction to park development, the flow of financial capital underpins the design and function of the built environment, shaping who has access to opportunity—and who does not.

As part of Open House New York’s Urban Systems series, Building Capital: The Value of Place investigates how different forms of capital—financial, cultural, community—determine quality of place and quality of life in New York. The series aims to equip community and cultural organizations confronting or spearheading neighborhood change with practical resources, know-how, and a supportive peer network as they work to reverse decades of chronic disinvestment.

Building Capital: The Value of Place will share the stories of how community organizers, designers, developers, funders, artists, and cultural institutions are working together to shape new or noteworthy places for locals to gather, share, learn, live, work, and play.

Building Capital: The Value of Place is presented in partnership with LISC NYC and Bloomberg Connects with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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