Petr Stand
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Achieving a Balance

Petr Stand has over 25 years of design, production and project management experience ranging from renovation to new construction. He has worked extensively on affordable housing and community preservation and development, his most prominent and extensive work being in the formation and continued development of the Melrose Commons Urban Renewal Area in the South Bronx. Mr. Stand earned a degree in architecture and environmental studies from City College of New York. He is a member of the American Planning Association and sits on the Board of several New York City community-based planning, development, and open space groups. He was awarded a Design Trust fellowship for Achieving a Balance: Housing and Open Space in Bronx Community Board 3.

Personal Statement

My Design Trust fellowship enabled me to understand the value of open space in community development – a value that goes beyond its use for recreation and greenery. Well designed housing creates beautiful neighborhoods. Public open space transforms neighborhoods into communities. Public open space is a vital component in the continuing evolution of democracy in our country.

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