Community visioning news from the Municipal Art Society Planning Center: As part of Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York, the planning center is working with the residents, business owners, and civic leaders of Flatbush, Brooklyn, with the partnership of the Flatbush Development Corporation, to assist in creating neighborhood sustainability goals and tools to measure progress toward consensus-based goals. Flatbush is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the city, growing at a rate of eight percent annually, and mirroring the needs and attributes of a growing population within a district that is both architecturally and historically distinct. Yet the lack of affordable housing undermines the ability of the neighborhood to stay diverse, the resident to open space ratio is among the highest in the city, and heavy vehicular traffic compromise the quality of life.

A community visioning meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 pm at the Brooklyn College Student Center, 6th Floor. (Located at E. 27th St. and Campus Rd). If you live in the Flatbush area and would like to get involved, contact Sideya Sherman at