For decades, deliberations over land use in New York City have included developers, community boards, elected officials, the Department of City Planning and other city agencies. 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? New York has long been a leader in community-based development—but as the city recovers from the Great Recession, what does the future hold?
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 (invited)