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The Remarkable Rezoning of NYC

Recently the NYC Planning Dept. announced its 100th rezoning since Bloomberg took office. This article takes a spin through the city's remarkable shift in the last 50 years away from industry to business and tourism and a sustainable approach.
November 16, 2009, 2pm PST | Tim Halbur
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Steve Cohen, executive director of Columbia University's Earth Institute, discusses the approval of the Department of City Planning's 100th rezoning, and explains how these rezonings are enhancing the city's sustainability and quality of life. Over the past eight years, zoning has been changed to preserve the city's low-density neighborhoods, encourage growth in commercial hubs near subway stops and green the city. "The Bloomberg Administration, under the leadership of City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden, has had a stunning degree of success in putting into place an intelligent and far-sighted plan to govern the future development of the city," Cohen writes.

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Published on Thursday, November 12, 2009 in New York Observer
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