Sandy Hornick

Sandy Hornick is an Adjunct Associate Professor in GSAPP’s Urban Planning program. He is the Principal of Hornick Consulting, Inc. a planning and zoning consulting firm and serves as a consultant and technical advisor to the law firm of Sheldon Lobel, P.C. on zoning and land use matters. Previously, Mr. Hornick served as Consultant for Strategic Planning to the New York City Department of City Planning, Deputy Executive Director for Strategic Planning, Zoning Director, Director of the Zoning Study Group and Planner at the New York City Department of City Planning.

His work as a planner in New York focuses on identifying trends and issues of strategic importance and accommodating change in the complex environment of dense urban centers. He was one of the initiators of what became Mayor Bloomberg’s Long-Term Sustainability Plan - PlaNYC. Over several decades., he played key roles in the development of the New York City’s land use policies including its loft conversion policies, contextual zoning, the Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, the waterfront zoning and Vision 2020 – NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan; Inclusionary Housing; the strengthening of central and regional business districts, and in the development of transit-oriented land use policies including extension of the 7 line and the redevelopment of the Hudson Yards, West Chelsea, the West and North Shore Plans for Staten Island and proposals for East Midtown. He has published numerous articles on planning and land use topics.

Mr. Hornick is a recipient of the Robert W. Ponte Award from the New York Metro Chapter of the American Planning Association recognizing individuals who, through economic planning and development, have made a significant contribution to the vitality of the New York area; a Leadership Award from the New York City Zoning Advisory Council, and a Rita Barrish Award from the Department of City Planning for long-term, high level of performance and specialized expertise.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
Pla6911‑1 Spring 2018
Transformational Waterfront Planning in Brooklyn + Queens
Sandy Hornick Required for UP 1st Years Only, Via Studio Lottery
300 Avery
W 3 PM - 7 PM
Full Semester
6 Points
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