Cracking the Code: Fostering Public Participation in Zoning
Zoning can be understood as the language of the physical city, but its complexity is often seen as a roadblock to public participation in planning and development. As Jane Jacobs famously stated, “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” Join us to discuss ways that New York City might demystify its zoning code and foster a more democratic and inclusive city-planning process.
Joan Byron, Founder and Director, Neighborhoods First Fund for Community Based Planning
Christine Gaspar, Executive Director, Center for Urban Pedagogy
Basha Gerhards, Deputy Director of Land Use, Manhattan Borough President's Office
Antonio Reynoso, New York City Councilmember, 34th District
Paul Selver, Co-chair, Land-Use Department, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Jill Lerner, FAIA (moderator), Principal, KPF Associates
Presented in collaboration with The Municipal Art Society, in conjunction with the exhibition Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning, 1916-2016.
1.5 LU AIA CES credits will be offered for attending this event.