With food playing such a pivotal role in the life of cities, planners are increasingly looked upon to take more of a central and active part in shaping the urban food environment. This forum looks at ways this is happening in New York City as illustrated by the recently released Five Borough Food Flow report and the upcoming Fourth Regional Plan. Panelists include RPA's Mandu Sen. Register here.
In the face of rapid new development, New Yorkers are grappling with how to best ensure that private investment doesn’t come at the expense of access to some of the city’s most valuable assets: open space, transportation, and affordable housing. Through zoning, the city is helping to foster this balance, creating benefits for the public as seen in examples such as Brooklyn Bridge Park and Mayor Bill de Blasio's affordable housing plan.
Presented in collaboration with The Municipal Art Society, this program delves into the themes of the Museum’s exhibition Mastering the Metropolis, New York and Zoning, 1916-2016. Speakers include RPA Director of Community Planning & Design Moses Gates.
Register at mcny.org/zoning100
Join us on April 21 for Regional Plan Association’s annual Assembly. The Assembly brings together government, business and civic leaders from around the region to discuss issues vital to our region’s future, including the crisis of affordability, threats to our coastlines, deteriorating infrastructure and pressures on our quality of life. More information at assembly.rpa.org.