After more than a year of research and consultation with experts across the housing and planning sectors, CHPC is thrilled to release our latest publication, Onward and Upward: A technical guide to zoning and regulatory reform in the crisis era. Onward and Upward offers a detailed guide to the zoning and regulatory changes necessary to create new housing supply with a focus on affordability, equity, sustainability, and economic recovery.

This vision for New York is reflected in Mayor Adams’ City of Yes campaign and recently issued housing plan. The recommendations set out in Onward and Upward offer a technical roadmap to advance the new administration’s goals and priorities.


While no zoning or code change is a silver bullet, reform is necessary to support the execution of policies and plans that advance a shared vision for the future of NYC. Zoning and regulatory reforms are essential to ensuring that planning efforts can achieve their intended impacts and goals.