Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Review of New York's new Zoning Handbook

Zoning codes are rarely reviewed in the popular press. New York's new handbook gets raves from the local paper:
Spoiler alert: We won’t say how this graphic work ends, because it doesn’t have a plot in the conventional sense. Still, the 2011 edition of the Department of City Planning’s “Zoning Handbook” (New York City Department of City Planning, $35) is a classic example of how to demystify government and make the bureaucracy more accessible. The handbook, writes Amanda M. Burden, the director of city planning, was “designed to be readable, entertaining and informative.” It is.
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