Livable Neighborhoods Program: Workshops

Guests Livable Neighborhoods Program Workshop


Since 2007, MAS has trained more than 2,000 participants on New York City’s complex development processes and many facets of community-based planning. Workshop content is geared towards engaged community stakeholders including residents of all ages, business owners, neighborhood and block association members, and Community Board members.


LNP workshops cover New York City land-use and community-based planning basics including: government and agency structures, the legislative and budgeting processes, zoning, transferable development rights, public review processes (including ULURP and CEQR), affordable housing, historic preservation, economic development, community data and mapping, creative placemaking, and public space advocacy.


MAS is grateful to the many community-based organizations, content partners, funders and New York City agencies that we have worked with to deliver LNP trainings throughout the city. Partners have included:

  • Altman Foundation
  • Asian Americans for Equality
  • Bronx Community Board 5
  • Bronx Community Board 7
  • Brownsville Partnership
  • Carnegie Endowment
  • Center for Urban Pedagogy
  • City Parks Foundation
  • Flatbush-Nostrand BID
  • Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
  • Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES)
  • Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce
  • HABNET Chamber of Commerce
  • Historic Districts Council
  • Hunter College Center for Community Planning and Development
  • In Our Back Yard (IOBY)
  • Independent Budget Office
  • Larisa Ortiz Associates
  • Brooklyn Borough President’s Office
  • Manhattan Borough President’s Office
  • Mizuho Foundation
  • Northfield Community LDC
  • NYC Department of City Planning
  • NYC Department of Small Business Services
  • NYC Environmental Justice Alliance
  • Partnership for Parks
  • Partnership in Progress
  • Pratt Center for Community Development
  • Pratt Institute’s Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development (PSPD)
  • Red Hook New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program
  • Sustainable South Bronx
  • The Landmarks Preservation Commission
  • The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking
  • Transportation Alternatives