Howard Slatkin is Deputy Executive Director for Strategic Planning at the New York City Department of City Planning. He oversees the Department’s activities for long-term and strategic planning, including its initiatives under Housing New York, the Mayor’s housing plan. He recently led DCP’s efforts in the establishment of a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program and the adoption of Zoning for Quality and Affordability, a set of citywide changes to spur the creation of affordable housing and higher-quality buildings. He has previously led Department efforts to promote sustainability and climate resiliency, including Zone Green, a set of zoning amendments to promote green buildings, which won the American Planning Association’s 2012 national award for Excellence in Environmental Planning. Howard was the recipient of the 2015 Public Service Award from the New York City Citizens Housing and Planning Council. He received a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in History from Brown University.