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HOK and New York Building Congress Report: Building the Future of New York

HOK and the New York Building Congress partner to examine how the city can prepare for record population in a new report titled: “Building the Future of New York: Transit and Land Use.” 

nybc-report-cover-200More than 8.6 million people currently call New York City home. That number is expected to exceed 9 million by 2040. Given its recent historical growth rate (adding 1.5 million people since just 1980, equivalent to the current population of Philadelphia), New York will likely hit the population milestone of 10 million people soon after 2050.

For city planners, developers and existing residents, the city’s sustained growth poses a challenge. How can New York continue to house and connect rising populations in a sustainable manner? 

HOK worked with the New York Building Congress to research planning priorities and suggest recommendations for creating a more livable city for 10 million people. The report explores recommendations based on two solutions:

  1. Making the most of the city’s limited vacant and underutilized land for mixed-use residential development.
  2. Improving transportation to connect new development opportunities to the city’s established infrastructure.

Download a PDF (9 MB) of the “Building the Future of New York: Transit and Land Use.”