The Department of City Planning (DCP) plans for the strategic growth and development of the City through ground-up planning with communities, the development of land use policies and zoning regulations applicable citywide and by sharing its perspectives on growth and community needs with sister agencies in collaboration with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 

DCP’s six strategic objectives include: (a) to catalyze long-term neighborhood improvement through integrated planning and targeted public investments; (b) encourage housing production, affordability, and quality; (c) promote economic development and job growth; (d) enhance resiliency and sustainability of neighborhoods; (e) ensure integrity, timeliness and responsiveness in land use reviews; and, (f) supply objective data and expertise to a broad range of planning functions and stakeholders. 

Central to its mission, DCP supports the City Planning Commission in its annual review of approximately 450 land use applications. The Department also works closely with OMB in developing the Ten-Year Capital Strategy and helping administer the $1.0 billion Neighborhood Development Fund, geared toward ensuring growing neighborhoods undergoing rezoning have accompanying infrastructure investments.

The New York City Department of City Planning is a great place to work – cultivating intellectual inspiration, professional development and creativity. Visit our website at to access the full listing of job opportunities and to learn more about our great agency.

Planning Labs is a division of the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) that embraces open technology, agile development, and user-centered design to build impactful products with NYC’s Urban Planners.

We strive to work in a modern way and use best practices on all our projects. Here’s what that means to us:

Open by Default

Planning Labs is committed to openness and transparency, and all activities will be open by default. We will adopt the open source policy of 18F as a foundational set of principles to build upon.

Build With, Not For

Planning Labs is a design partner, working closely with its customers in visioning and agile development. Customers are expected to provide resources for the duration of a product build, and will be heavily involved in sprint planning, testing and acceptance.

Ship Early, Ship Often

Planning Labs’ preferred projects will yield a minimum viable product in 4-6 weeks, providing a rapid cadence and the opportunity to work on diverse projects and problems across the agency.

Document and Disseminate

Planning Labs will place a high priority on documentation and outward messaging in support of its mission to promote modern technology best practices, and will manage its own content to include general information about the team’s mission and work program, blogging, docs, and social media engagement.

Assist the team as a full-stack developer, working in an agile environment, supporting new builds and maintaining the portfolio of existing work.

Skills and responsibilities

Some technologies we use: Emberjs, Git & Github, MapboxGL, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, express.js, koa.js, docker, dokku, gatsby, react, mongodb, slack integrations, d3.js etc


  • Location:
    New York
    Requires working on-site at 120 Broadway in Manhattan
  • Deadline:


Minimum qualifications

A few years experience supporting small to medium web application building, a diverse set of frontend and backend development skills, experience with databases and data visualization.