Urban Studies Senior Party
Tuesday 4/29 at 6 PM
Sulzberger Tower (17th Floor), Barnard campus
 
The Barnard–Columbia Urban Studies program invites you to a festive celebration in honor of our graduating seniors.
 
Please join us as we toast the extraordinary achievements and promising futures of the Urban Studies class of 2014.
 
 
Zoning Before Zoning // Raising The Bar 2014
Profs. Gergely Baics & Leah Meisterlin
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
 
What was the spatial order of the 19th century city? And how did America’s first metropolis develop without systematic land-use regulations? Before zoning, New York’s built environment was largely unregulated, with property owners finding minimal restrictions to their choices to develop urban land. But the city made by the “invisible hand” had its own spatial order, with commerce, industry and residential spaces competing and coexisting, creating a patchwork of single and mixed-use areas, zones of crowding and density. In this talk, using digital mapping analysis based on data made available by the New York Public Library, Baics and Meisterlin will take us to mid-19th century New York to get a picture of how the space of the metropolis was organized and developed before zoning.
 
Perdition (Age 21+)
692 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019, USA