Behind the Scenes with Lonni Tanner

Behind the Scenes with Lonni Tanner

Lonni Tanner (LF ’08) was Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s chief change officer in the NYC Department of Design and Construction, focussed on restoring dignity for the city’s vulnerable residents in their encounters with the city’s social service centers. The Department of Probation liked her style of “crazy,” and was rewarded with some shiny new “un-probation centers.” She allowed Arcade to publish her diary from that effort. Read Ingenuity Isn’t Expensive ... Fear Is.: Reimagining New York City’s Probation Centers.

Probation center design by Biber Architects/James Victore Design; photo © David Sundberg / Esto

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