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With her tenure rumored to be ending alongside Bloomberg's, who will replace Amanda Burden, chief of the City Planning Commission and the Queen of Rezoning? Crain's examines some contenders. There's SHoP architect-slash Columbia staffer Vishaan Chakrabarti, Brooklyn Bridge Park president Regina Myer, and Anna Levin, one of the current city planning commissioners. The names of some prominent land use lawyers have also been floated. But really, we wonder whether any of these candidates can live up to Burden's rather aggressive legacy. "The City Planning Commission has undertaken 119 rezonings encompassing 11,000 blocks since 2002. She has rezoned about 36% of the city in that time." [Crain's; previously]