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  • Mike King, Urbanist and Mobility Expert, shares his views on the city’s draft proposal

    The Department of City Planning recently released their draft rezoning for the Gowanus Canal area in Brooklyn. Mike King shares his views on the proposal and says goodbye to open sky.

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  • Gowanus by Design Response to the Gowanus Zoning Framework

    At the January 24 CB6 Land Use Meeting, Gowanus by Design presented its response to the Gowanus Framework.

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  • The Gowanus Atlas

    The Gowanus Atlas gives residents, business owners, organizations, activists, developers, and agencies access to quantitative and qualitative data about the area's rapidly changing conditions, its challenges, and the community's future. It is an active, living communal resource for connection, participation, and activism.

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  • Gowanus Salt Lot Public Park

    GbD proposes a new public park that includes the city-owned Salt Lot, a triangular slice of land that sits just south of the point at which three branches of the canal meet. By bringing together infrastructure, community, and environmental stewardship, it will be a place where neighbors can better understand the community's ties to its industrial history, resilient character, and the larger ecological forces that impact inclusive, sustainable development in the surrounding area. Read project description here

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  • The Gowanus Atlas

    The Atlas is an analytical community planning tool that will visualize and give voice to the complex urban, ecological, and sociological issues facing this culturally diverse neighborhood as it undergoes rapid change.

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