Our campaigns to promote a more livable New York City.

Through its advocacy, MAS protects New York’s legacy spaces, encourages thoughtful planning and urban design, and fosters complete neighborhoods across the five boroughs.

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Promoting diverse neighborhoods, reliable infrastructure, affordable housing, and inviting open space through comprehensive, community-based urban planning.

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Reforming the regulatory, legislative, and financial mechanisms that shape the city through sound policy.

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Protecting historic and cultural landmarks, neighborhood character, legacy businesses, and public art through values-based preservation.

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Current Initiatives

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A blueprint for a more intentional city

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Conserving public art through private funds

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Protecting New York’s 80-acre network of public plazas and arcades

cover of the report, A Tale of Two Rezonings: Taking a Harder Look at CEQR

Exploring ways to improve the City’s CEQR process


For the economic, environmental, social, and public health of New York

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Helping New Yorkers become stronger advocates for their neighborhoods

Rendering of a future Penn Station with high-speed trains

New York needs a new Penn Station

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Mapping the Sixth Borough of New York

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Protecting the fabric of New York


To advance a collaborative, community-based comprehensive planning framework

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MAS Urbanists are early to mid-career professionals helping create a more livable New York.