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Mapping Community: Public Investment in NYC

13 June - 31 August
Venue: Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York

How do public buildings like schools, firehouses, and libraries end up in your community, and who had a say in how they got there?


Mapping Community demystifies the complex process of capital planning in New York City by explaining the rules that govern the capital process for our city, the various city agencies that implement projects, and the ways everyday New Yorkers have a say in what types of investment they would like to see in their neighborhoods.

The exhibition will also look at how public projects are accomplished at the local community level by illustrating five types of public infrastructure—housing, transit, parks, schools, and libraries—in five community boards.


Curators: Faith Rose, AIA, Principal, O’Neill Rose Architects, former Executive Director, NYC Public Design Commission; and David Burney, FAIA, Professor of Urban Placemaking Management at Pratt Institute, former Commissioner, NYC Department of Design and ConstructionAssistant Curator: Valerie Stahl, PhD Candidate, Columbia GSAPPGraphic Design: Partner & PartnersMapping Research and Visualization: Molly Greenberg, Max Gottlieb, and Ahmad Shaibani (Pratt Institute); Danbi Lee and Mingshi Yu (Arup); Santi Slade