Quote of Note | Amanda Burden

“People who say I’m design-obsessed should recognize that I’m creating value and the [New York City Planning] commission is creating value for the city every day that we advocate for design excellence. It adds value to the neighborhood; it adds pride of place to the people who own and live in the neighborhoods; and it’s not a big deal in terms of the cost.”

Amanda Burden, director of the New York City Department of City Planning and chair of the City Planning Commission