Re: Zoning | 100 Years of Shaping the Future of New York

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 a century later. On the centenial anniversary of the first Zoning Resolution, the Museum of the City of New York and The Municipal Art Society co-present an in-depth examination of the law – with an eye towards the future. We will ask: how can zoning better serve contemporary objectives and address the major challenges – physical, economic, and social – facing our city today? 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. A panel of experts will then discuss the challenges and potential improvements to zoning for the century to come.

Co-presented with The Municipal Art Society, this program delves into the themes of MCNY's upcoming exhibition, Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning, 1916-2016, opening on November 9, 2016.


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Cite: "Re: Zoning | 100 Years of Shaping the Future of New York" 22 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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