Dean Gutman Thought Project Podcast on Improving New York

Dean Marta Gutman discusses homelessness and how to make New York City more livable for all on The Thought Project podcast. She talks about her research and advocacy and what advice she’d give New York City Mayor Eric Adams on addressing the city’s homelessness issue. Listen in (or access the transcript) to hear her ideas on building a better future.

An architect and historian, Professor Gutman became dean of the Spitzer School in 2022. In her research, she examines ordinary buildings and neighborhoods; the history of cities; and issues of gender, class, race, and especially childhood as they play out in everyday spaces, public culture, and social life. Long committed to promoting social justice, she began her architecture career designing public housing for the New York City Housing Authority and shelters for battered women, abused children, and unhoused New Yorkers.