Our work 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


Conserving public art through private funds


Collaborating on citywide solutions for equity, public realm access, racial justice, and resiliency

2020 - present
public space atrium at Trump Tower, 590 Madison Avenue

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


Exploring ways to improve the City's CEQR process


Supporting, celebrating, and preserving diverse cultural heritage throughout NYC

2023 - present

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


Reimagining NYC's major streets with safety and sustainability in mind

2024 - present

Supporting New Yorkers to become stronger advocates for their neighborhoods


RMH Patrons provide critical support to MAS

2006 - present

To advance a collaborative, community-based comprehensive planning framework


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