Achieving a Balance:
Housing and Open Space in Bronx Community District 3 (2000)

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Design Trust for Public Space Bronx Community Board 3
Trust for Public Land

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Date: November 2000
Trim Size: 9" x 10"
Pages: 104
Binding: Saddle stitch

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Achieving a Balance was a collaboration between the Design Trust, the Trust for Public Land, and Bronx Community Board 3. The aim was to promote strategies that address the sometimes competing needs for housing and public open space.

Policy and design proposals in this report were aimed at helping Community Board 3 in land use and development decisions. However, the report has broader relevance as a resource for other neighborhoods that have concentrations of vacant city-owned land and are going through a similar revitalization process.

The report provides information on numerous planning documents and data sources and suggests ways of improving the coordination of local planning and development efforts. In particular, it points to how the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) by community boards for land-use management could greatly transform the state of local planning — in New York City and elsewhere.

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