Following up on my previous post regarding David Schleicher's "City Unplanning," I thought it may be useful to tease out specific issues with land use review in New York City (because that's what I know) and try to parse out some possible solutions. New York's process for discretionary land use review has the enchanting title… Continue reading City Unplanning?
I recently attended Hindsight, "a conference on urban planning through an equity lens," held at Silberman School of Social Work in East Harlem. Put together by APANY's Diversity Committee, it was a wonderfully thoughtful and energizing conference. While I only had the pleasure of attending the second half, one session that was particularly exciting was… Continue reading Defining gentrification
I finally got around to reading David Schleicher's "City Unplanning, a 65-page journal article published in May of 2013 in Yale Law Journal (Vol. 122, No 7). To be perfectly honest, I wish I'd read it two years ago, though I doubt very much I'd have appreciated it as much. I imagine in two years I'll appreciate… Continue reading Councilmanic Privilege
Now and again, I get antsy. It's a creeping, simmering anxiety that surfaces in jittery movements and an elevated heartbeat. I don't love it. But it clearly means something, and I often find that it means I need to spend energy. I'm hoping this blog can be that outlet, at least in part. The basic… Continue reading Writing sucks