The Century Foundation and NYU Wagner are proud to present Debates of the Century @NYU Wagner, a public debate series showcasing thoughtful, informed dialogue from experts.

“We should expand the use of rent regulation in New York.”

Is the rent really too damn high? Could expanding rent regulations be a part of the long-term solution both in NYC and across New York state? Or are such measures not a one-size-fits-all solution, that actually get in the way of producing much-needed housing stock and impair housing quality—exacerbating the affordability crisis?


  • For the motion:
    Afua Atta-Mensah
    Executive Director of Community Voices Heard
  • Against the motion:
    Rafael E. Cestero
    President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Preservation Corporation
  • Moderator:
    Michael Blake
    New York State Assemblyman; NYU Wagner Visiting Urbanist

Doors will open at 6:00pm and the event will begin at 6:30pm.