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When Planners Got Power: The New York City Planning Commission After 1989

Tue, Feb 18, 2020    1pm

The Commission that year was truly extraordinary because of the monumental City Charter revision, as well as its accomplishments in promulgating a host of new rules, policies and regulations. The panel will share reflections on the Commission’s work and its implications for the future of planning in New York City.

Eugenie Birch ‘69 MSUP, '73 M.Phil Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research, University of Pennsylvania and co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research

Maxine Griffith Senior Advisor to Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger

James Jao Chairman and C.E.O., Long On Group and J.A.O. Design International Ltd.

Ron Shiffman Professor of Urban Planning, Grad Center for Planning at Pratt Institute

Weiping Wu (co-moderating) Professor of Urban Planning, Columbia GSAPP and Director of the M.S. Urban Planning program

Douglas Woodward (co-moderating) Adjunct Professor, Columbia GSAPP and Coordinator of Studios and Practice

Free and open to the public.