Advocacy

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

illustration on skyline as seen from Central Park

A blueprint for a more intentional city

2013–present
leaders hold ribbon at Henry Ward Beecher Monument Dedication

Conserving public art through private funds

1987–present
public space atrium at Trump Tower, 590 Madison Avenue

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

2000–present

Exploring ways to improve the City's CEQR process

2018–present

Documenting, celebrating, and preserving diverse cultural heritage throughout NYC

2023 - present

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

2019–Present

Helping New Yorkers become stronger advocates for their neighborhoods

2007–present

RMH Patrons provide critical support to MAS

2006 - present
buttons on display wall at Garment District shop

Protecting the fabric of New York

2010–present

To advance a collaborative, community-based comprehensive planning framework

2020–PRESENT

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

2000–Present