Jocelyne Chait is an independent planning consultant with extensive experience in comprehensive community-based planning in New York City. She has collaborated with local and citywide organizations and institutions, city agencies and elected officials on a number of planning initiatives and research projects, ranging from Bronx Center, a plan to develop a Bronx downtown, to a citywide study of cooperative and condominium conversion activity. 

For the past ten years she has focused on planning under Section 197-a of the New York City Charter. Jocelyne has a degree in Architecture from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and a Masters in Urban Planning from Hunter College, CUNY. She received a Design Trust fellowship for Achieving a Balance: Housing and Open Space in Bronx Community Board 3.

My fellowship with the Design Trust provided the opportunity to facilitate a comprehensive dialogue between local residents, community gardeners, and city agencies to reach a consensus on housing and open space development in the neighborhood.

Jocelyne Chait, 2000