Thursday, May 8, 2008

May Event: David vs. Goliath: Neighborhood Planning in the Face of Large-Scale Development

The Municipal Art Society of New York, as part of its Campaign for Community Based Planning, will present a series of panel discussions to promote community-based planning in New York City.The series, titled “Creating the City We All Want: A Roadmap,” will be conducted in conjunction with the release of the Fifth Edition of Planning for All New Yorkers: the Atlas of Community-Based Plans, a resource that compiles all community-based plans undertaken in New York City since 1989. This series will explore the potential of neighborhood-led plans to shape equitable development and growth in the city, from the perspective of elected officials, community advocates, and planners.

Many observers opine that community-driven plans—official and approved through a city process or unofficial but widely recognized—are no real hedge against unwanted development. But in the cases of West Harlem, Midtown East, and Atlantic Yards, would developers have had carte blanche without community plans? How do community planners believe alternative plans can be more effective? How can alternative plans guarantee that future development will fit consensus-based neighborhood visions? We’ll look at some recent cases—West Harlem, Midtown East, and Prospect Heights/Fort Greene—where developer-driven plans threaten to undermine community vision, and examine the place of community-based planning in these struggles.


Alberto Vourvoulias-Bush, Executive Director, El Diario/La Prensa (moderator)
Anthony Borelli, Director of Land Use, Planning and Development, Office of the Manhattan Borough President
Marshall Brown, Architect, UNITY Plan for Atlantic Yards
Candace Carponter, Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods
Jordi Reyes-Montblanc, Chairperson, Manhattan Community Board 6


May 14, 2008 6:00 pm

Municipal Art Society
457 Madison Ave. (at 51st Street)

E-mail or call 212-935-2075

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Municipal Art Society


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