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MAS Planning Center Forum: Elected Officials Respond to Communities That Plan for Themselves

Monday, March 24, 6:00 p.m., at The Municipal Art Society, 457 Madison Avenue MAP Launching the fifth edition of Planning for All New Yorkers: the Atlas of Community-Based Plans, this forum features panelists Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Continue Reading>>

Imagine Flatbush Community Meeting

Come and participate in a special dialogue about the future of Flatbush. The Flatbush Development Corporation (FDC) and the Municipal Art Society (MAS) are inviting you to take part in Imagine Flatbush 2030 — a community visioning and dialogue process—designed to get you together with other Flatbush community members to collectively create a more sustainable neighborhood. If you care about the environment, community health, protecting diversity, ensuring affordable housing and a whole host of other community issues, this is the meeting for you! Continue Reading>>

Imagine Flatbush 2030: a Community Visioning Project

imagine flatbush smallThe Mayor’s PlaNYC2030 is a citywide sustainability agenda that lays the groundwork for achieving and maintaining affordable housing, open space, good transportation, clean air, water, and land and reliable energy. It affords an enormous opportunity to rethink the development of the city. As part of Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York, MAS will work with the residents, business owners, and civic leaders of Flatbush, Brooklyn, with the partnership of the Flatbush Development Corporation, to assist in creating neighborhood sustainability goals and tools to measure progress toward consensus-based goals. Continue Reading>>

197-a Planning Helps Implement Citywide Planning Goals

manhattanville morningside hamilton heights bridgeSeeking to capitalize on existing neighborhood assets and plan proactively to secure good jobs, affordable housing, community health, and access to quality schools and services, West Harlemites living and working in Manhattan Community District 9 (Manhattanville, Morningside Heights and Hamilton Heights) have developed a consensus-based plan for their neighborhood’s future through a 197-a plan. The official community planning process, 197-a planning is a key part of the city charter allowing community boards to create comprehensive neighborhood plans guiding local growth and development. If implemented, the community’s plan would play a big part in implementing the city’s forward-thinking sustainability agenda. Continue Reading>>