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Oral history interview with Robert Esnard, 1995

Creator: Esnard, Robert
Project: Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 93 pages Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Born in Bronx, New York. Education: DeWitt Clinton High School, City College engineering, Columbia University, Pratt Institute MA in architecture and city planning. Career: Private architect, community research in the Bronx; Department of City Planning, director of the Bronx Office of City Planning; Deputy Borough President of the Bronx under Robert Abrams; Urban Development Corporation for State of New York under Hugh L. Carey; Building Commissioner Deputy Mayor for Policy and Physical Development, Deputy Mayor of Culture, Chairman of Water Board under Ed Koch. Urban renewal, reshaping of City Building Office, legalization of lofts, effect of Republican economic policies on development, development of housing program.

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