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.
TitleRe: Zoning | 100 Years of Shaping the Future of New York
FromJuly 25, 2016 06:30 PM
UntilJuly 25, 2016 09:00 PM
VenueMuseum of the City of NY