Have you recently been involved in a community-based planning initiative in your neighborhood? If so, we want to hear about it.
Last year, the Municipal Art Society Planning Center and the Community-Based Planning Task Force launched Planning for All New Yorkers: an Atlas of Community-Based Plans in New York City. The Atlas is an interactive, online, map-based tool that allows users to search plans by type and download summaries in PDF form. It is the only resource in NYC that brings together community planning initiatives of all types, including 197-a comprehensive plans, waterfront access plans, economic development plans, transportation plans, and more.
The 87 plans currently in the Atlas represent countless hours of work by grassroots organizations, community boards, and New Yorkers from all five boroughs since 1989. As community planning in NYC continues, the Atlas is always growing. If you know about a planning process that has taken place in your neighborhood and you don’t see it included in the Atlas, please let us know!