FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 1, 2002
Public Affairs Officer: (212) 720-3471
DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING'S REVAMPED WEBSITE GOES
Today the Department of City Planning launched a new,
completely redesigned website at www.nyc.gov/planning.
The website is rich with extensive resources, is graphically
stunning and features new web technologies, more information,
access to more studies on-line, and new search capabilities
all upgraded to provide remarkably smooth navigation.
Amanda M. Burden, Director of the Department of City
Planning said "City Planning has such a wealth
of important information for New York City, from population
statistics and strategic planning studies to the repository
for all of New York City's zoning maps. It is crucial
that this information be easily accessible by everyone.
I am excited to present City Planning's redesigned website
as a resource to the City and planners and citizens
all over the world".
In addition to its new streamlined look, City Planning's
new website now has the following features:
- Comprehensive City Planning Commission Information
including access to agenda items for City Planning
Commission Review Sessions and Public Hearings; disposition
sheets listing all Commission votes by application
number; and notice of upcoming presentations to the
- New Zoning Desk Web Form saves time by allowing
users to send zoning questions directly to City Planning
staff through the website, as an alternative to the
Zoning Help Desk Hotline and personal visits to the
- More links to other agency and planning related
- Improved navigation within the website designed
for easier access to the wide range of content available.
This includes a grouping of content into just a few
major categories, roll-over menus on every page, a
readily available new search utility, and a site map
that clearly lists all of the major sections on the
- Existing Features are improved including access
to population data, land use and zoning maps, continually
updated press releases, as well as information about
City Planning Commissioners.
Improvements to the website demonstrate City Planning's
continuing commitment to utilizing the newest web technologies
to present its services and information to the public.
Previous special features displayed on the website include
the "Malcom X Boulevard Virtual Tour", and
"Neighborhood Maps/Community District Profiles".
The Malcom X Boulevard Virtual Tour uses Flash technology
that allows the public to virtually walk' through
this neighborhood in Harlem, stopping at certain points
for a panoramic view, made possible by Quick Time and
to visit important historical, cultural and architectural
landmarks. The City of Neighborhood Map and the Community
District Profiles provide the public with maps of land
use and neighborhood names along with statistical profiles
of vital statistics and census data for each of the
city's 59 community districts.
These featured attractions remain available to web
users on the redesigned site.
About City Planning
The Department of City Planning is responsible for the
City's physical and socioeconomic planning, including
land use and environmental review; preparation of plans
and policies; and provision of technical assistance
and planning information to government agencies, public
officials, and community boards.
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