Daniel Hewes graduated in the spring of 2015 with a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. An involved member of his community, Daniel Hewes supports several local organizations, including the Municipal Art Society of New York City (MAS).
In pursuit of its mission to improve New York communities, MAS oversees a variety of programs and activities. Since 2007, the organization has conducted its Livable Neighborhoods Program, which helps empower New York residents to become advocates for their neighborhoods.
Through the program, participants can attend workshops on a variety of topics, including community data and mapping, city government and planning, and economic development. Free and open to all members of the public, the workshops are specially designed for members of neighborhood associations and other community groups.
Over the last 10 years, more than 2,000 New York residents have learned about community planning and city development through MAS’ Livable Neighborhoods Program. More information about MAS programs and activities can be found at www.mas.org.