Cracking the Code: Fostering Public Participation in Zoning

When: Thursday, March 16, 6:30pm
Price: $15 and up | $10 for Museum members
Habitat for Humanity Rowhouse Project, Bronx, NY, Completed: 2005, 13 units, Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects, Photograph: © Kevin Chu + Jessica Paul, Courtesy of Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects

As Jane Jacobs famously said, “cities have the capability of providing something for everybody only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” Though the zoning law is the language of real-estate development in New York City, without a background in urban planning, few citizens can participate in what should be a public dialogue. How can we shift this paradigm and demystify the zoning code? To view all of the programs in conjunction with Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning, 1916-2016, click here

Christine Gaspar, Executive Director, Center for Urban Pedagogy
Jill Lerner, FAIA, Principal, KPF Associates
Paul Selver, Co-chair, Land-Use Department, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Presented in collaboration with The Municipal Art Society

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

$20 for adults | $15 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum members. Includes Museum admission.

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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, The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, the Neighborhood Preservation Center, the New York 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, the Project for Public Spaces, the Regional Plan Association, the Rutgers Department of Landscape Architecture, the Society of Architectural Historians, The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, the Urban Planning Student Association at NYU Wagner, and WE ACT for Environmental Justice.

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