New York City

Zoned Out! Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City

Urban Research, 2017.

New York For Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate

MIT Press, 2008.

The Indypendent

2019 Real Estate Rules, Bureaucracy Obeys, Communities Rise Up
2016 Assessing de Blasio: Affordable Housing
2015 De Blasio’s Housing Plan Is All About the Money
Fighting Westway the Right Way
2014 A Tale of Two Housing Plans
2013 Rethinking the Luxury City
2012 On the Waterfront

Selected Articles

Talking Hart Island, Episode 36: “Burial Grounds in a Segregated City,” Podcast, 2019.

In New York City, Mayor de Blasio’s Rezonings Amplify Inequalities,” Metropolis, 2019.

Placemaking in New York City: From Puerto Rican to Pan-Latino,” in Diálogos: Placemaking in Latino Communities, Ed. by Michael Rios and Leonardo Vazquez, with Lucrezia Miranda, Routledge, 2012.

“El Nuevo Espacio Público de Nueva York: ¿Para Quién?” Ciudades, Una Ecuación Imposible. Mireia Belil, Jordi Borja y Marcelo Corti (eds) Barcelona: Icaria, 2012, 159-161.

“Lovely Plan, Lousy Process,” The New York 2030 Notebook. New York: Institute for Urban Design, 2008, 21.

“Is New York’s Sustainability Plan Sustainable?” Sustainability Watch Working Paper, 2008.

New York’s Open Schoolyards Initiative: Will Artificial Turf Make it a Public Health Hazard? with Paige Cowett and Shira Siegel. Sustainability Watch Working Paper, 2008.

Community Land Trusts and Low-Income Multifamily Rental Housing,” with Cecilia Jagu, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, December 2006.  

Hunter College Center for Community Planning and Development

At the Hunter College Center for Community Planning and Development I started, participated in and directed a host of projects in New York City. They include community plans, environmental impact analyses, working papers on sustainability, and studies of Walmart, Willets Point, Flushing Commons and other economic development issues.

Gotham Gazette

For many years I was the lead planning and land use correspondent for Gotham Gazette in New York City. These articles include some from the Sustainability Watch series that I started.

2011 Bikes and Neighborhoods
Housing Crunch
2010 Real Power in City Planning
PlaNYC at Three
2009 WTC Plans
Zoning without Planning
Kingsbridge Armory
Democratic Mayoral Candidates
2008 Gowanus Canal
McCain-Obama Urban Policies
Green Neighborhoods
Rebuilding Ground Zero
Future of Sustainability
Sustainability Plan
Food and Planning
2007 Willets Point
Atlantic Yards
Atlantic Yards & Sustainability
African Burial Ground
Doctoroff Legacy
Greening Schoolyards
Greening Coney Island
PlaNYC 2030
Preservation of Sunnyside
2006 Yankee Stadium
Willets Point
Public Health & Planners
Long-Term Planning
Livable Streets
Jane Jacobs & New York
Inclusionary Zoning
Congestion Pricing
City’s Waste Plan
Zoning v. Planning in Manhattanville
2005  9/11 and New Orleans
Atlantic Yards Through The Looking Glass
Big Projects And Bad News
Bronx Terminal Market
Mayoral Candidates On Planning
Not Ready for Wal-Mart
Walter Thabit, the anti-Moses
Williamsburg and Greenpoint

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