Comparative Zoning: Looking to Other Cities

When: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 6:30pm

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One block in New York City between avenues, with buildings, cars, and greenery visible
Rob Stephenson, East 68th Street between Second and Third Avenues, Manhattan, 2016

New York City’s groundbreaking 1916 Zoning Resolution inspired major cities around the world to create their own zoning codes. One hundred years later, what can New York learn from the approaches that other cities have taken to zoning?  Some municipalities, like Philadelphia, have overhauled their ordinances altogether—should New York consider such a sweeping change? Join us to discuss zoning beyond the five boroughs. To view all of the programs in conjunction with Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning, 1916-2016, click here.

Richard Bass, Senior Planning and Development Consultant, Akerman LLP and former Planning Director of the Manhattan Borough President's Office, the City of Jersey City, and the City of Coral Gables
Jerold Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Kairos Shen, city planner and urban designer and former Director of Planning, Boston Redevelopment Authority 
Harriet Tregoning, city planner and public policy entrepreneur and former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Marisa Lago (moderator), Director, New York City Department of City Planning and Chair, New York City Planning Commission

Reception and exhibition viewing to follow. 

Presented in collaboration with The Municipal Art Society.

1.5 LU AIA CES credits will be offered for attending this event.  


Presented in collaboration with The Municipal Art Society

The public programs series for Mastering the Metropolis is co-sponsored by AIA New York Chapter | Center for Architecture, the New York Department of City Planning, and the New York Academy of Medicine, as well as the Barnard College & Columbia University Architecture Department, the Baruch College Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at the Zicklin School of BusinessCityLand, CIVITAS, the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, the Columbia University Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History, the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, the CUNY School of Architecture, the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, the Historic Districts Council, the Institute for Public Architecture, Landmark East HarlemThe Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, the Neighborhood Preservation Center, the New York City Building Congress, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, the NYU Urban Design and Architecture Studies Program, the Pratt Institute Center for Planning and the Environment, the Preservation League of New York State, the Project for Public Spaces, the Regional Plan Association, the Rutgers Department of Landscape Architecture, the Society of Architectural Historians, the Urban Planning Student Association at NYU Wagner, and WE ACT for Environmental Justice.

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