MAS Presents: A Tale of Two Rezonings

Join us for the release of our latest report in the Accidental Skyline series

During the 2018 Summit for New York City on October 9, MAS President Elizabeth Goldstein previewed our newest report, A Tale of Two Rezonings: Taking a Harder Look at CEQR (City Environmental Quality Review), which revisits the Long Island City and Downtown Brooklyn rezonings to expose the unexpected (and therefore, unplanned) consequences that resulted from the City’s actions.

On Thursday, November 8, at the Center for Architecture, we will present the full report with our complete findings and recommendations.

Following the presentation will be a panel discussion moderated by MAS Planning Committee Chair Jill Lerner (Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates), featuring Elena Conte (Director of Policy, Pratt Center for Community Development), Michael Gerrard (Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School), and Thomas Devaney (Senior Director of Land Use and Planning, MAS).

After the program, guests are invited to join us for a reception and special opportunity to view the MAS 125th anniversary exhibit, Toward a Livable City.

This program is free for members of MAS and AIANY, and is eligible for 1 LU/HSW AIA credit. AIANY members must register through the AIANY website by clicking here to redeem complimentary admission and AIA credit.

Online registration is now closed. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

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Thursday, November 8
6:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

Member: Free (MAS and AIANY Members only - AIANY Members must register through AIANY website)
Non-member: $10

MAS President Elizabeth Goldstein presenting on CEQR reform and the findings of MAS's 2018 report "A Tale of Two Rezonings"
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