Presentation: The London Plan Comes to New York City

Debbie McMullen, the head of the City of London’s so-called "London Plan," will present some of her office’s newest work, with a specific look at the comparison between NY and London. It has been suggested that London has much to teach New York, and that it would be in our city’s best interest to learn about their newest policies and priorities (particularly in the case of congestion pricing, climate change, and livability).

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