Tag Archives: Urban Planning

15th Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Rise of the Supertalls: Planning, Preservation & Community Participation
Supertall towers and new construction are changing New York’s historic neighborhoods. Many are built as-of-right without any community input. The final panel in this series will look at issues around these new buildings and how City agencies, the City Council, and real estate professionals are managing the development and planning process.
by Angie Koo
3rd-6th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Smart Cities
Join us May 3-6, 2017 in building better, safer, and smarter cities of the 21st century during Smart Cities NYC ‘17. The first of its kind in North America, Smart Cities NYC ‘17: Powered by People highlights the growing movement for urban and civic innovation around the world. Hosted at the Brooklyn Navy Yard–a powerful […]
by Marlyn Marrero
17th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Join Justin Davidson Author of Magnetic City In Conversation with Untapped Cities Founder Michelle Young at MCNY
Join Davidson and Untapped Cities founder Michelle for the pre-launch of Magnetic City and a discussion about the book. Untapped Cities readers get a special discount code to the event: CITIES17 for $10 tickets (normally $20). Author signing to follow at the event. Get your advance copy of Magnetic City: A Walking Companion!
by Angie Koo
8th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
History of Urban Development and Architecture
Explore the rich history of NYC’s Civic Center area, highlighting its urban planning and development and its architecture. From City Hall Park to Foley Square, to Police Plaza and Chatham Green, this tour includes exterior visits to City Hall, Tweed Courthouse, Surrogate Court, Municipal Building, International Trade Court, Javits Federal Building, the Department of Health, […]
by Rui Zhao
28th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Winter Talks: City on A Grid - How New York Became New York
The Manhattan street grid has been called “a disaster” of urban planning and “the most courageous act of prediction in Western Civilization”. In other words, you either love it or hate it. Join Gerard Koeppel as he relates the history of this uniquely New York marvel through his most recent book.
by Angie Koo
20th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
New York Sea Level Rise Projections: Implications for Law, Land Use, Buildings and Infrastructure
As required by a 2014 state statute, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has just issued official sea level rise projections. They reflect a range of possible scenarios; at the high end, sea level in the New York City area could rise 75 inches (6.2 feet) by the year 2100.This program will explore […]
by Rui Zhao
20th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Intersections: Shaping a Green NYC with Equitable Transportation Planning
The NYC Department of Transportation released Strategic Plan 2016: Safe*Green*Smart* Equitable in the fall of 2016. The updated plan describes how safety and public realm strategies, freight plans, asset management, and public engagement all play an important part in managing the City’s transportation and mobility network. At the same time, the NYC Department of City […]
by Rui Zhao
20th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Resilient Cities, Livable Futures
Urban Resilience to Weather-related Extreme Events in the US and Latin America This event will be livestreamed at: https://livestream.com/TheNewSchool/Resilient-Cities-Livable-Futures Join researchers from the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) alongside practitioners, government representatives, and environmental justice leaders from 10 United States and Latin American cities who will share progress, challenges, and needs […]
by jianzhi
16th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
The Legacy of Jane Jacobs
In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds. Join us as New York Times columnist Ginia Bellafante talks to Matt Tyrnauer, director and producer of the acclaimed documentary Citizen Jane: Battle For the City, Robert Hammond, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Friends of the High Line, and Dr. Samuel Zipp, Associate Professor of American and Urban Studies at Brown University and co-editor of Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs, about Jacobs’ extraordinary impact on the urban landscape.
by Angie Koo
23rd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Walling Off What Matters: Advocating for Holistic Waterfront Resilience in NYC
This workshop will look at several potential funding / governing solutions, such as creating an RMIA (Resilient Manufacturing and Maritime Industrial Area), creating hyper local Resilient Advocates and integrating community based organizing. The workshop is looking to gain feedback on improving such methods and to connect local waterfront community organizations dealing with similar issues. Join Impact Hub NYC from noon-1pm every weekday between Jan 23rd and May 1st for free workshops in direct response to Trump's first 100 days plan.
by Angie Koo
16th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Parks Without Borders Fort Greene Park
Through the Parks Without Borders program, Fort Greene Park was chosen to receive a share of $40 million for the redesign of its entrances, edges, and underused spaces. At this meeting, NYC Parks will present new design ideas and other updates, and we need your feedback. Parks Without Borders is a new design approach to […]
by Michael Raineri
8th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Big Deals: Visionary Responses to Climate Change in NYC
At this moment, two very different and unusual projects for addressing climate change are being explored in New York City. Plans are proceeding for a project by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group to create a storm barrier called The Dryline (BIG U), which addresses New York City’s vulnerability to coastal flooding with a protective ribbon […]
by Marlyn Marrero
2nd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Urban Design Principles for Planning New York City
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 […]
by Marlyn Marrero
19th Jan 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Central Park, Manhattan Bandshell Area
Join us for a lively discussion about the future of regional transit, why Madison Square Garden needs to be moved, how it can happen, and what a new, world-class Penn Station would mean for New York.
by Angie Koo
13th Jan 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Urban Food Policy Forum: Food Systems and Regional Planning
Food related issues touch nearly every aspect of our society including the economy, health, transportation, and land and water use. Urban planners analyze these sectors in order to achieve strategic, policy, and sustainability goals with the intent of making cities work more effectively. 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.
by Angie Koo
13th Dec 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
SOLARIZING NYC: IMPLEMENTING SOLAR ON CITY-OWNED BUILDINGS
What does it take to install solar photovoltaics in NYC? What are some of the challenges that public and private institutions face in pursuing maximal system size and deployment? Join an in-depth discussion with representatives from NYC Economic Development Corporation, NYC Department of Education, and NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services. Learn about legislation mandating […]
by Richard Reiss
21st Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Janette Sadik-Khan
Janette Sadik-Khan, former NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner who introduced pedestrian plazas, bike lanes and bike sharing, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities. Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Sadik-Khan.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
19th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
NYC DOT Access to Opportunity Workshop III
Help the New York City Department of Transportation design future streetscapes in the Rockaways and get updates on the Access to Opportunity transportation study. Food will be provided! Get ready to learn about short-term improvement projects, visualize future streetscapes, hear project updates, and see desired long-term improvements. For more information, contact Laura MacNeil at 212-839-6690 […]
by Marlyn Marrero