The first in a 2011–2012 series on the politics of housing and development in New York City presented by the Center for New York City Affairs.
For decades, deliberations over land use in New York City have included developers, community boards, elected officials, and city agencies such as the Department of City Planning. Do the people who live and work in city neighborhoods have a sufficient voice? Do residents improve the process or impede progress? Who is best positioned to determine a neighborhood’s needs, and what are the best structures for public participation? What does the future hold for the city as it recovers from the current recession?
A conversation with: Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President Richard W. Eaddy, Vice Chairman, City Planning Commission and Senior Managing Director, Studley Inc. Paul Graziano, Principal, Associated Cultural Resource Consultants Jarrett Murphy, Editor, City Limits Julia Vitullo Martin, Director, Center for Urban Innovation, Regional Plan Association (RPA) David Shuffler, Executive Director, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice
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This event was made possible thanks to the generous support of Edison Properties. Additional funding provided by the Sirus Fund and the Milano Foundation.