Deputy Mayor Glen to speak at Greenfield symposium

Topic: Brooklyn zoning over next 100 years

November 29, 2016 By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen (center) is pictured earlier this year with B. Amsterdam founder Ricardo van Loenen, Amsterdam Deputy Mayor Kajsa Ollongren, Brooklyn Navy Yard CEO David Ehrenberg and Chairman Henry Gutman (left to right) at an announcement that B. Amsterdam will open in the Navy Yard in 2017. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese
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Zoning in Brooklyn over the next 100 years will be the topic of discussion at a symposium to be hosted by Councilmember David Greenfield at Brooklyn Law School on Dec. 2 that will feature Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen as its guest speaker.

Greenfield (D-Borough Park-Midwood-Bensonhurst) is the chairman of the City Council’s Committee on Land Use. Glen serves as the deputy mayor for Housing and Economic Development.

“Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen knows how important Brooklyn is to the city’s future. We are honored to have her as our featured speaker,” Greenfield said in a statement.

The symposium, which will take place at Brooklyn Law School at 250 Joralemon St., will include three discussion panels that will touch on a variety of topics, including the politics of land use, how zoning is done in Brooklyn and the future of manufacturing zones in the borough. 

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The symposium will also feature a lunch hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who will also be discussing his ideas on key development issues facing Brooklyn. 

In her role as deputy mayor in the deBlasio administration, Glen oversees more than 40 city agencies, including the Department of Housing, Preservation and Development, the Economic Development Corporation, the New York City Housing Authority and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Glen is also overseeing the implementation of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan, which aims to build or preserve 200,000 affordable apartments in the five boroughs by 2025.

During her tenure, New York City has invested more than $200 million in important borough institutions like the Brooklyn Army Terminal and Brooklyn Navy Yard, Greenfield said.

Prior to joining the de Blasio administration, Glen led the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, where she was in charge of more than $3 billion in investments. She has also worked as a lawyer in private practice and served as a senior official in the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development under then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

The Dec. 2 symposium that Greenfield is hosting will be co-sponsored by the New York City Council, Brooklyn Law School, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and The Real Deal magazine.

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No tickets will be sold at the door, according to Greenfield.


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