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Urban Design Principles for Planning New York City

February 2 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm


The NYC Depart­ment of City Planning’s mis­sion is to plan the future of the city of New York. One of the core val­ues of this mis­sion is the con­cern for the liv­abil­i­ty of New York City’s neigh­bor­hoods and qual­i­ty of the urban design that shapes them. As DCP works to advance com­pre­hen­sive neigh­bor­hood plan­ning and the review of land use appli­ca­tions, the urban design office is charged with pro­vid­ing a clear and con­sis­tent per­spec­tive and advo­ca­cy in all mat­ters that will affect the pub­lic realm. Through a series of work­shops and inves­ti­ga­tions of a vari­ety of suc­cess­ful recent projects in the five bor­oughs, the urban design office has dis­tilled a set of prin­ci­ples for good urban design.

Good urban design both cre­ates and rein­forces a sense of place, is open and acces­si­ble to every­one, pays atten­tion to the details, and makes peo­ple feel good. DCP has also devel­oped a pro­to­col that explains the process of urban design. The prin­ci­ples and pro­to­col are intend­ed to be a resource inter­nal­ly for depart­ment staff and exter­nal­ly for those who are work­ing to improve the liv­abil­i­ty of New York City’s neigh­bor­hoods. This event at the Cen­ter for Archi­tec­ture will offer the first of many oppor­tu­ni­ties for a pub­lic dis­cus­sion about the­se prin­ci­ples and the future of New York City’s pub­lic realm.

Carl Weis­brod, Chair­man, New York City Plan­ning Com­mis­sion
Purn­i­ma Kapur, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, New York City Depart­ment of City Plan­ning
Jeff Shu­mak­er, AIA, Chief Urban Design­er, New York City Depart­ment of City Plan­ning
Claire Weisz, FAIA, Found­ing Prin­ci­pal, WXY archi­tec­ture + urban design
Justin Moore, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, New York City Pub­lic Design Com­mis­sion
Jared Del­la Valle, AIA, CEO, Alloy Devel­op­ment

Orga­nized by: New York City Depart­ment of City Plan­ning and AIANY Plan­ning and Urban Design Com­mit­tee

Price: Free



The Cen­ter for Archi­tec­ture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 Unit­ed States
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(212) 683‑0023