The MAS Livable Neighborhoods Program
Hunter College (695 Park Ave., Manhattan)
Free, register here

A day-long workshop on understanding and becoming part of the community planning process. Classes range from zoning to electronic mapping.

Livable Neighborhoods offers New York City-specific workshops on a range of planning topics including community organizing, the use of census data to understand neighborhood concerns, the role of environmental impact statements and economic development as well as instruction on the creation and implementation of comprehensive plans. Participants also have access to an online toolkit and an extended network.

Classes offered for 2011 session (attend as many as you like):

* Community Organizing
* Planning and Advocating for Parks and Open Space
* Zoning
* Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and Environmental Impact Statements
* Historic Preservation and Preserving Cultural Assets
* Economic Development
* Sustainability
* Affordable Housing
* 197-A Planning

The Livable Neighborhoods Program is made possible through the generous support of the Altman Foundation.

Created in consultation with grassroots planners and community advocates and first launched at Hunter College in 2007, the program is free and open to the public with a special preference given to members of community boards, community-based organizations, neighborhood associations, and other grassroots community groups.