Deputy Executive Director for Strategic Planning
NYC Department of City Planning, New York
Sandy Hornick has worked as a planner with New York's Department of City Planning for more than 30 years, including six years as Zoning Director, and has served for the last 16 years as Deputy Executive Director for Strategic Planning. At City Planning he played key roles in preparing strategic policy plans in the Dinkins and Giuliani administrations, numerous reports of the Department of City Planning and was one of the initiators of Mayor Bloomberg’s Long-Term Sustainability Plan -PlaNYC. He played key roles in the development of the city's land use policies including its loft conversion policies, contextual zoning, the Comprehensive Waterfront Plan and the waterfront zoning; affordable housing; the revival of Lower Manhattan and strengthening of regional business districts, and in the development of coordinated transportation and land use policies including extension of the 7 line to, and the redevelopment of, Manhattan’s Far West Side/Hudson Yards as well as rail links to the New York Airports. He has authored a number of articles on planning issues. In 2004, he received the Robert Ponte Award from the Metro Chapter of the American Planning Association for contributing to the economic vitality of the New York area and a Leadership Award from the Zoning Advisory Council and in 2006 he received the Rita Barrish Award from the Department of City Planning for long-term, high level of performance and specialized expertise. He has a B. A. in Political Science from S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, an M. S. in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute and a Certificate in Real Estate Appraisal from New York University.