Today, July 25, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the NYC Zoning Resolution. To celebrate the anniversary, the AIA NY Planning and Urban Design Committee (P&UD) invited leading thinkers and practitioners to reflect on the past, present and future of zoning. The committee provides a platform for practitioners and communities to test innovative strategies and advocate for livable neighborhoods and encourages communication and collaboration among public agencies, organizations and communities. As zoning regulations become more complex, this website will provide perspectives and dialogue on how zoning plays a critical role in the evolution of urban neighborhoods.
Among those who participated in the development of this site, our Principal, Bill Stein, wrote an essay “Zoning – The First 100 Years”. An expert in zoning and member of the AIA NY Zoning Task Force, Bill reflects on the resolution’s influence on our city’s development as well as what the future holds as our neighborhoods evolve.
Spring 2015, Bill joined a panel of distinguished industry experts at the Center for Architecture to address Zoning for Quality and Affordability – four proposed zoning amendments that would increase the generation and preservation of affordable housing in the City, helping to realize the Mayor’s Housing New York plan (released in May 2014).