Urban Humanities and Their Publics

Zoning and Urban Development

Teach In: Zoning and Urban Development event poster
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Washington Place
New York, NY , USA
Tuesday, March 6, 6:30pm8:00pm

What is zoning? Rezoning? How has it shaped NYC? How does development relate to climate change? Gentrification? Come talk about it! The Urban Democracy Lab’s Student Advisory Board is hosting a teach-in about zoning and urban development on March 6 from 6:30-8 PM in the Gallatin 5th Floor Lounge. The event will feature Jon RitterPaula CrespoZishun Ning, and Sam Stein as panelists. Listen to experts, ask questions, and contribute your knowledge to our discussion! The event will be moderated by Student Advisory Board member Jonathan Marty, and will be co-hosted by the Urban Design and Architecture Society. Snacks provided!


Sam Stein: PhD student at CUNY, Professor of Urban Studies at Hunter College. Contributor to Jacobin Mag and the recent book Zoned Out!: Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City by Tom Angotti and Sylvia Morse.

Paula Crespo: Senior Planner at the Pratt Center for Community Development. Coordinator of the Center’s graduate student Fellowship program and the Taconic Fellowship

Zishun Ning: Founder of Youth Against Displacement, and organizer at the Chinese Staff and Workers Association

Jon Ritter: Clinical Associate Professor of Urban Design and Architecture at NYU. President of the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians