Date: 07/25/2016

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Museum of the City of New York (1220 5th Ave., Manhattan)

Price: $20 in advance

The Museum and The Municipal Art Society invite you to celebrate the centennial of the Zoning Law. On July 25, 1916, New York City enacted the nation’s first comprehensive zoning code. Intended as an innovative tool to guide urban growth, the law continues to play a central role in shaping our city today. On the centennial anniversary of the first Zoning Resolution, join us for an in-depth examination of the law, with an eye towards the future. We'll ask how zoning can better serve contemporary objectives and address major physical, economic, and social challenges now facing our city. The event will begin with a historical account of the origins of zoning and major changes enacted since 1916, followed by an overview of the current zoning proposals. Carl Weisbrod, Director of the New York City Department of City Planning and Chairman of the New York City Planning Commission, will deliver "virtual" remarks and a panel of experts will discuss the hurdles and potential improvements to zoning for the century to come. Hilary Ballon, Architectural Historian Michelle de la Uz, Commissioner, New York City Planning Commission and Executive Director, Fifth Avenue Committee Patrice Derrington, Marc Holliday Professor and Director of the Real Estate Development Program, Columbia GSAPP James von Klemperer, FAIA, President and Design Principal, KPF Associates Gina Pollara, President, The Municipal Art Society Jack Robbins, Principal, FXFOWLE Charles V. Bagli (moderator), Reporter, The New York Times

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