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Published on Feb 10, 2012
Williams Lecturer Discusses What's Driving New York City's Unprecedented Rezonings
Like much in land use politics, the results of Professor Vicki Been's comprehensive study of New York City's unprecedented rezoning effort were complicated. But one conclusion was clear: Land use decision-making should be more transparent and tied to city- and region-wide consequences.Image of New York City
Been, director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at the New York University School of Law, discussed her study at Vermont Law School's eighth annual Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Planning and the Law on Feb. 2. Her lecture was titled "Who Controls Land Use Regulation: The Growth Machine Versus Homeowners."