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This site contains podcasts and accompanying documentation including government and academic research about land use issues in NYC. This semester in the interdisciplinary course LIB/ARCH2205 Learning Places, we studied public space, privatization, zoning, and social justice with a special focus on the Brooklyn waterfront.

As part of our course we visited neighborhoods and public places along the waterfront and through observation and guest lectures, learned a lot about adaptive reuse, flooding, housing justice, municipal land use processes, and inequity.

These podcasts are the culminating projects for the course and incorporate research students did on topics including: effects of upzoning in Soho / Chinatown on residents; flood mitigation strategies to protect Red Hook community members; and the current migrant crisis as it intersects with housing justice, employment, and education access.