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Report: New York Planning Needs Better Community Engagement
Anne Ehart from New York City: "A new report suggests the city improve how it plans and evaluates real estate development — including a revamp of the very manual that guides land use decisions."
The Regional Plan Association is expected to release the report critiquing the City Environmental Quality Review technical manual. A primary critique of the report: that the manual "[does] not always produce the sort of information sought by the general public," according to Ehart.
Among the report's recommendations: that the city should create an office of community-based planning. The office would primarily provide technical assistance to community groups.