NEW YORK CITY-On the cusp of a mayoral race—arguably one of the most watched and significant city elections in some time—the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter has issued a 30-point “Platform for the Future of the City” for all local politicians running for office this year.

“For our city to maintain its global competitiveness in attracting and retaining talent and business opportunities, elected leaders must envision the shape of the 21st-century metropolis,” says Jill Lerner, 2013 AIANY chapter president, in an announcement of the platform. “Quality design of buildings and the public spaces between them increase property values and propels the desire to be here.”

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