On February 9, CHPC’s Executive Director Jerilyn Perine participated in “Miami21 New Zoning: New Lessons for New York City?” hosted by the AIA New York Chapter.

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Principle at Plater-Zyberk & Co in Miami, presented the details of “Miami21,” one of the few new city-wide zoning codes completed in the last decade, and the first city-wide form-based code for a major American city.

Jerliyn Perine and other respondents familiar with New York City’s zoning code discussed the potential takeaways of the Miami21 effort for NYC. Jerilyn stressed the symbolic relevance of Miami21, saying “Too many of us in New York think that we’re stuck with the current process. If anything, Miami21 gives us hope that innovative changes to zoning are possible in our city, too.”