Department of City Planning. Image credit: DCP
City Planning revamps website for the first time since 2012; hopes to foster public engagement. On January 29, 2016, the Department of City Planning announced its new and revised website. The new site has a more attractive user interface, improved site navigation and revised content that better presents the Department’s priorities, work program and processes.
City Planning Director Carl Weisbrod said, “As the world moves more and more online, having an accessible and informative website is essential for any government agency. DCP’s more efficient website will make it easier for the public to become knowledgeable about our various initiatives, studies and research found online. Thanks to the hard work of our Information Technology division, DCP’s digital presence is stronger and more useful than ever.”
“Community engagement is a core objective.” The new website has a “get involved” page, allowing citizens to stay current on public meetings and community plans. Each page now allows for one-click sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Tumblr, and email to better disseminate City Planning content.
“Moving forward, DCP will continue to introduce new features to its website in order to improve the users’ experience, to increase transparency and to encourage community engagement,” according to a public statement issued by the Department.
This is the first time that the Department of City Planning has revamped the site since 2012. The site was built within the overall NYC.gov website architecture and therefore delivers to the public a look and feel that is uniform across City agencies. The new website can be located here.