Connect Community Districts

Seven Community Districts share the geography, interests, needs, and concerns of the Ninth Congressional District.  The map and links below seek participants. Engaging residents the relationship local to federal money in community development dates to the 1950s with the formation of Community Planning Councils. The most recent change in this practice occurred in 1989 when the … Continue reading Connect Community Districts


The online project to demystify jargon in planning, urban design, architecture and engineering for a laugh. I seek irreverent definitions jargon for the above professions. The irreverence that gets at the truth that hurts so much, it makes you laugh. Limit is 10-20 words. Choose from a working list see: Glossary to add a piece, or below … Continue reading Irrev-jargon

Organizational Development

What are your organization's key performance indicators? Community organizations and private businesses create change in response to the values and beliefs of a community. Testing for these values is a particular strength of nonprofit community service organizations, but small businesses also perform well in this area.  Small companies and charitable nonprofits advance the opportunity for growth by adapting well to change.  … Continue reading Organizational Development

Get Strategic

Is this a Club of Rome Graphic? I still do strategic planning. Mostly for fun or get even. Planning .:.Select objectives that measure the accomplishment of goals. define policies that govern resource acquisition, use, and disposalfind resources to acquire objectivesadjust to changes in these objectives Networking .:.Key services and components for strategic action: Scan the … Continue reading Get Strategic


Additional information about publications with access to Adobe PDF documents where noted. Good, Deeds, Good DesignPrinceton Architectural Press, New York (2003)Over the last twenty years, Rex Curry has taught a variety of urban planning seminars and studios in Pratt’s School of Architecture, the Graduate Program for Planning and the Environment, and in the Pratt Institute … Continue reading Publications


The majority of projects consist of residential, business district analysis and institutional development planning, including research on social and economic trends. I directed all of these projects. All of these efforts include the evaluation of investment trends as stimulated by policies such as inclusionary and contextual zoning Neighborhood Plan for Community District 12 in Manhattan … Continue reading Projects

Rex Curry

Rex L. Curry Executive Director • Development Officer • VP Planning Program Development • Strategic Planning • Action Research • Staff Training Decades in managing planning projects, editing and publishing demographic and environmental impact reports has proven to me than no one reads, but everyone writes. My experience is extensive in strategic planning and organizational … Continue reading Rex Curry

Seven Elements/Four Topics

The following few thousand words seek a new value system for the professions of city and regional planning, architecture, and engineering. Your bones tell you, you smell it, there is the challenge of unclear change on the tongues of the public speakers. The sticky multiple versions of the truth offered in the political-speech of our … Continue reading Seven Elements/Four Topics

July 2019

The July 2019 review will focus on the Tweets from housing advocacy groups. Just as these organizations warned of the 2008 Recession, they see another housing crisis forming in America. At its center, the old question of equity stolen from people because of this nation's heritage of enslavement, cold, racist terrorism and bigotry. If this … Continue reading July 2019

May 2019

During five months of 2019, (March, April, May, June, and July) I examined a selection of Tweets by organizations working under general headings took a "pulse" in the Tweet-O-Rama. May 2019 combines messages from the “Fair Economy” and “Protect the Vote” people because the values of a democracy define its destiny. The lack of a … Continue reading May 2019