Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Amanda M. Burden
Chair of New York City Planning Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning
Amanda M. Burden, FAICP, an urban planner and civic activist, is Chair of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning. Since her appointment in 2002, she has spearheaded Mayor Bloomberg’s economic development initiatives with comprehensive urban design master plans designed to catalyze commercial and residential development throughout the city and to reclaim its waterfront. Committed to cultivating the diversity, vitality, and unique features that give a sense of place to the city’s many neighborhoods, she works closely with communities to build consensus towards an implementable vision that build on their strengths. Through her comprehensive approach and keen attention to details, Ms. Burden has set a blueprint for the future of the city, ensuring that New York City continues to grow as a distinctively urban world city of opportunity.
With introduction and responses by Vishaan Chakrabarti, Director, Real Estate Development Program / Marc Holliday Professor of Real Estate, GSAPP
Organized by the Real Estate Development Program, GSAPP