The Department of City Planning (DCP) and our agency partners have developed a diverse set of resources to help guide people through the urban design and planning processes. These resources illustrate zoning codes, promote design objectives for walkability and health, link communities to the city planning programs and initiatives in their areas and support quality buildings and open spaces.
Collectively, they aim to clearly present the city’s goals and guidelines for New York City.
DCP’s Urban Design team creates educational tools to raise awareness about the importance of public spaces. The Animals of NYC Activity Book displays familiar creatures of New York City in their urban environment.
The 2021 edition of the activity book reflects on challenges that New Yorkers have faced over the past year, from coping with the COVID-19 pandemic to fighting for social justice—and how public spaces changed as the city adapted.