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Amanda Burden

Urban Planner
Female
Born 1944
Age 72
Alma Mater Universitas Colum...
Other Names Amanda Jay Mortim...

Amanda Jay Mortimer Burden is the director of the New York City Department of City Planning and chair of the City Planning Commission. She is a proponent of revitalizing Lower Manhattan, improving public access to the Brooklyn waterfronts, improving commuter rail into the city, and reconsidering rezoning plans, and she has a reputation of holding developers to stricter design standards than previous planning directors.… Read More

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  • The Resistance Bill De Blasio Will Face On His Affordable Housing Plan
    Huffington Post - Nov 12, 2013
  • Msg Limited To 15 Year Permit
    Huffington Post - May 22, 2013
  • Scorsese Urges City To Protect Bowery From Development
    Huffington Post - Mar 21, 2013
  • L.A. Fire Investigators Release Video Of Suspected Arsonist
    LATimes - Dec 31, 2012

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CHILDHOOD

1944 Birth Born in 1944.
1947 3 Years Old In 1947, her mother married William S. Paley, the son of a successful immigrant entrepreneur who built a family acquisition into CBS. … Read More

TWENTIES

Burden briefly attended Wellesley College until her marriage in 1964. … Read More
1966 22 Years Old Burden, then 22, was named to the Best Dressed List of the New York Couture Group in 1966, replacing Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who had graduated to the Best Dressed List's Hall of Fame.

THIRTIES

1979 35 Years Old Her second husband was Steven J. Ross (1927–1992), the head of Warner Communications; they married in 1979 and divorced in 1981. … Read More
1983 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Burden previously worked for the New York State Urban Development Corporation. She worked on Battery Park City from 1983 to 1990. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2004 60 Years Old Ms. Burden's dedication to design excellence was recognized by the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, which presented her with its 2004 Design Patron Award.
2005 61 Years Old In 2005, Pratt Institute awarded Ms. Burden an Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration and the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects presented her with its 2005 Center for Architecture Award.
2007 63 Years Old …  As stated in a 2007 profile of Burden in The New York Times: "Whether walking up and down 368 blocks in Jamaica, Queens, to see which streets can accommodate 12-story buildings, or grabbing a tape measure from her desk to set the dimensions of seating in public plazas across the city, Ms. Burden is leaving an indelible legacy of how all five boroughs will look and feel for decades to come."
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