Read up on ‘Zoned Out’

On Nov. 14 at Pierogi Gallery, a panel moderated by Phil DePaolo introduced the recently published book, “Zoned Out.”

Pictured, from left to right: Marty Needleman, Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A; Sylvia Morris, housing activist and author; Laura Hoffman, Williamsburg/Greenpoint activist and staff organizer at St. Nicks Alliance; and Phil DePaolo, who is a housing activist and moderated the Zoned Out panel.

The panel discussed the current state of zoning as a tool to promote development. They discussed the practices of zoning and housing policy, which has facilitated the displacement of low-income residents. These experts all discussed several examples of how recent upzoning in Williamsburg and Greenpoint had forced the mass eviction of low- and moderate-income people.

The book, “Zoned Out,” documents the land-use zoning tool and how community-based planning and housing in the public domain sustains and grows community without forcing mass eviction.

Author: The Greenline

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