City and Regional Planning

Sara Bronin

Monday, September 19, 2022 6:00pm
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Meyerson Hall, B03, 210 South 34th Street

Sara Bronin, Professor, College of Architecture Art & Planning, Cornell University, will give a lecture entitled "The Equity Payoff of the National Zoning Atlas."

Zoning laws dictate much of what can be built in the United States, yet we know very little about them. The recently-launched National Zoning Atlas project aims to translate information contained in thousands of zoning codes into an online, user-friendly map that exposes zoning’s essential mechanics. Its founder, Sara Bronin, will talk about the project’s origins in the Connecticut Zoning Atlas, and about what we can learn about residential segregation, school access, and transportation inequity by scaling up the work nationally.  

Sara Bronin is a Mexican-American architect, attorney, professor, and policymaker specializing in property, land use, historic preservation, and climate change. She is a professor of planning and law at Cornell University, and among other public service, she founded the National Zoning Atlas and Desegregate Connecticut. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Key to the City. 

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