The majority of projects consist of residential and business district land use analysis and institutional development planning, including research onsocial and economic trends. Several projects include the evaluation of investment trends stimulated by inclusionary and contextual zoning.
Neighborhood Planning and Land Use Study (2005-2006) Plan for Community District 12 in Manhattan (Washington Heights and Inwood) The plan focused on strategy for zoning change to stimulate inclusionary housing and neighborhood preservation solutions. Funding $90,000. See: cd12-plan.net
Pratt Area Community Council (2004-5) Strategic planning research in partnership with Butler + Associates. The project focused on a comprehensive examination of Fort Greene/Clinton Hill (CD2) and Bedford-Stuyvesant (CD3). Analysis was drawn from the U.S. Census 1960 to 2000 and from the Housing Vacancy Survey. Research and analysis contributed to recommendations identifying new housing and community-development opportunities for the PACC Board of Directors and staff. Funding $20,000
Public Places/Public Process (2005) Planning and implementation of professional program for submission of case studies reviewing civic engagement impacts on design products.
This program is ongoing and conducted in cooperation with the American Planning Association Metro Chapter. See: APA Project for details (white paper and PowerPoint Presentation). To participate content please visit the Urban Design Committee blog.
New Housing New York (2005) Consultant to the American Institute of Architect’s - New York Chapter for design and development of an innovative community development competition. Program has established a site and is currently implementing an affordable housing project to demonstrate innovative financing and construction solutions. Conducted request for qualifications and proposals initiative. For additional in development. See: AIANY/NHNY or Committee
City College Architectural Center (2005) Consultation with planning and architectural outreach program of the City College of New York. Services include ongoing strategic planning for Policy Board, the identification and selection of service projects, preparation of fund raising narratives and proposals to targeted sources. For additional information, See:CCAC Funding $10,000.
Institute for Urban Design (2005) Research consultant and editor of Urban Design Update. Produced a special survey edition of reviewing community outreach programs in North American graduate urban design schools. For additional information, please see: March/April News on the Institute website or open and download the table (pdf 280k) Click Here Funding $5,000
Transportation Job Access Study (2003) Examination of barriers to transportation experienced by low-income workers and welfare recipients. The work builds on the Job Access Reverse Commute plan prepared by the Regional Planning Association. A three-volume report for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council was produced recommending a combination of incremental and systemic changes in the provision of public transportation services in low-income communities.
Chinatown Working Papers Project (2001) Series of research “working papers” to define community development issues completed just before the WTC tragedy on September 11, 2001. Client was Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA). The project produced a CD with analysis of housing, employment and investment. A public opinion survey was conducted and reported. See Publications to review Executive Summary. Funded $25,000
Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History (1985-2005) Long term relationship began with my preparation and filing of the first historic structures report for the NYS Historic Preservation Office and the procurement of Community Development Block Grant Funds to restore and occupy a building on the site. I recruited and supervised the restoration architect’s implementation of the first major restoration of the Houses on Hunterfly Road Historic District. Currently serving as a member of the Board of Trustees, supporting the design process for a fully funded $10,000,000 education building. Recipient of the Society’s Community Service Award.
The Two Coves Plan (1994 and 2001) Commissioned by Goodwill Industries of Greater New York, Inc., with support of the Surdna Foundation in 1994 to develop a coordinated social service and civic organization partnership.
Contracted in October 2001 to renew the community planning process and research services. Implementation components of planning included the development of community park and the possible location of new senior housing. Funding: $65,000
A Competitive Gowanus Canal (1987 & 2001) A strategic planning update of the 1987 analysis, The Gowanus Canal Development Study. Both examined land uses and development opportunities for the Gowanus Canal Development Corporation. This work defined public and private investment real estate investment choices and policies anticipated with the reactivation of a flushing tunnel that failed in 1968. This work is representative of an extensive field survey land use analysis process. Funded: $75,000 More Information
Ossining Strategic Plan (2000) Response to request for technical assistance from Interfaith Council for Action (IFCA) to initiate research and land use analysis. The project introduced a comprehensive field survey instrument for primary data on building occupancy and research on ownership, land-use, and building condition integrated through local installation of a GIS program for spatial analysis. Funding $22,000.