On Wednesday night, City Limits hosted a panel debate between former housing commissioner Vicki Been, Regional Plan Association’s Moses Gates and Hunter professor Tom Angotti on rezoning, community planning and the affordability crisis. Over the course of 80 minutes they discussed a key question: can rezonings be used effectively, and democratically, to address city problems—or do they sometimes create more problems than they solve?
The evening featured exchanges on whether housing growth is important, and if so, where should it be encouraged, the best way for the city to moderate displacement and what good community engagement looks like. Read a full summary here or watch it yourself:
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