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Thursday, October 23 • 3:05pm - 3:20pm
Decoding Development

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The Accidental Skyline maps created by the Municipal Art Society and the Urban Reviewer maps created by 596 Acres, allow for information that is technically publicly available – but typically inaccessible or incomprehensible – to be presented in a clear, concise manner to the public. These technologies can be used to demystify the planning process making it more transparent and accessible to all New Yorkers. They allow us to better understand our neighborhoods and become more informed and engaged residents.  These Smart Talks will discuss the role of innovative technology in shaping and sharing city planning. 


Introduction
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Sophie Koven

MAS Director and Founder, Gambit Consulting
Sophia Koven founded Gambit in 2010.  She has focused on real estate development and strategic planning for fifteen years, serving a broad range of clients, including municipalities, environmental advocacy groups, entrepreneurs, and both private and not-for-profit developers.  Ms. Koven is member of Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s New York Local Advisory Council, the National Parks Conservation Association’s East... Read More →

Speakers
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Mike Ernst

Project Manager, Policy and Planning, Municipal Art Society
Mike Ernst is a Project Manager in Policy & Planning at MAS. Mike’s work has focused on participatory planning, design and education. Before moving to New York, Mike worked in the San Francisco Bay Area as a planning and design consultant on a wide variety of projects, and was the 2007 Piero N. Patri Fellow in Urban Design at the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses... Read More →
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Paula Z. Segal

Executive Director, 596 Acres
Paula Z. Segal is the founding director of 596 Acres, New York City's only community land access advocates. 596 Acres has helped 26 groups become formal stewards of the commons through licenses and leases with municipal agencies and public authorities for use of formerly vacant public land. Ms. Segal is a graduate of City University of New York Law School at Queens College where she worked in the Economic Justice Project at Main Street Legal... Read More →


Thursday October 23, 2014 3:05pm - 3:20pm
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036