Symposium Announced Recognizing 100th Anniversary of City’s Zoning Resolution

Image credit: New York City Bar Association

Image credit: New York City Bar Association

A centennial symposium will celebrate the Nation’s first comprehensive zoning resolution: Leaders will look to past and future impact of zoning on the shaping of better cities. The Department of City Planning, in partnership with the New York City Bar Association, announced an all-day symposium titled Zoning at 100: A Symposium for the Future to take place on September 15, 2016. The symposium marks the 100th anniversary of the City’s Zoning Resolution which, when established in 1916, was the Nation’s first comprehensive regulation controlling land use and development.

City Planning Chair Carl Weisbrod and Jerold S. Kayden, the Frank Backus Professor of Urban Palling and Design at Harvard University, will co-chair the symposium. Mayor Bill de Blasio will open the event.

Panels will examine the history of zoning in New York City and explore other zoning stratagems throughout the country and the world. An afternoon panel led by Kayden will discuss whether it is time for a new zoning resolution.

More than 25 land use professionals, planners, attorneys, and architects will speak at the conference. Among the moderators and speakers will be Dominique Alba of the Paris Urban Planning Agency, former Council Speaker Gifford Miller, Director of Planning and Development for the City of Detroit Maurice Cox, Commissioner for Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development David Reifman, and former City Planning General Counsel David Karnovsky.

Continuing education credit will be available to attorneys. The program is also accredited by the American Planning Association. Approval for continuing education credit from the American Institute of Architects is pending.

To register for the event, click here.

New York City Bar Association: Zoning at 100: A Symposium for the Future

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