Rethinking Development Report
No. 2 June 2005
Up From the Ruins: Why Rezoning New York Cityís Manufacturing Areas for Housing Makes Sense
About the Authors
Regina B. Armstrong has been President of Urbanomics since 1984. From 1964 to 1984, she was Chief Economist and Vice President/Economics for the Regional Plan Association, New York. She is the author of many works on urban planning, including The Office Industry: Patterns of Growth and Location (The MIT Press) and Regional Accounts: Structure and Performance of the New York Regionís Economy in the Seventies (Indiana University Press). In 1994 she received the American Planning Association Ponte Award for Economic Planning Excellence.
Tina C. Lund has been Senior Research Associate at Urbanomics since 1996. She has collected and analyzed data for many projects, including the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority Critical Infrastructure Study; the New York City Housing Authority Community Board Market Analyses; the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Master Plan; and the New York Botanical Garden Economic Impacts.
Urbanomics is a professional partnership serving business and government in economics, public finance, and urban planning. Founded in 1984 by Regina Armstrong and Marilyn Rubin, Urbanomics provides public and private sector clients with a wide array of economic development planning studies, market studies, and recommendations on public financing options for projects and programs.