“Mapping Community: Public Investment in NYC” Exhibition

The Center for Architecture

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Mapping Community: Public Investment in NYC exhibition demystifies the complex process of capital planning in New York City while highlighting the points at which everyday New Yorkers can get involved in shaping their communities.

Mapping Community will help audiences understand how public infrastructure reaches their neighborhoods. Though capital spending is wide-ranging and NYC neighborhoods are constantly in flux, the exhibition features maps, images, graphics, and narratives to provide a snapshot into how New York’s public infrastructure comes to be.

Mapping Community provides a big-picture look at the ecosystem of agencies involved in the planning, design, and construction process. A “who’s who” wall depicts the city’s capital agency structure, and a graphically illustrated timeline details how our tax dollars are transformed into buildings. The exhibition also offers an in-depth look at how public projects are accomplished at the local community level, illustrating five types of public infrastructure – housing, transit, parks, schools, and libraries – through five case studies, each in a different community board in the five boroughs. The exhibition also describes how New Yorkers can have a say in city building, explaining the role of community boards and illustrating participatory budgeting thorough an interactive installation.

Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director, AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Hayes Slade, AIA, 2019 President, AIA New York; Founding Partner, Slade Architecture
Faith Rose, AIA, Curator, Mapping Community; Principal, O’Neill Rose Architects, former Executive Director, NYC Public Design Commission
David Burney, FAIA, Curator, Mapping Community, Professor of Urban Placemaking Management at Pratt Institute, former Commissioner, NYC Department of Design and Construction



from June 13, 2019 to August 31, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-06-13 from 18:00 to 20:00



Venue Hours

From 9:00 To 20:00
saturdays opening at 11:00, saturdays closing at 17:00
Closed on Sundays


Address: 536 LaGuardia Pl., New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-683-0023 Fax: 212-696-5022

Between W 3rd and Bleecker Sts., Subway: A/B/C/D/E/F/V to W 4th Street.

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