Planning and Design
Is it like bringing two versions of time into the room? Yes/No?
The answer would be No”, unless implementation is involved, then it would be a simple matter of cash via step#1 plan and #2 design. In my experience watch out for the times when #2 goes first.
Meanwhile, the Urban Design Committee is back up and running, it will set goals and discuss ideas on
- community outreach
- sponsorships and,
- engage in public policy reviews
- to educate communities and public officials on the nature and purpose of urban design in defining the physical form of the urban landscape through the creation of public places and spaces.
- lato inform the public on the relevance of zoning recommendations on the shape of the physical environment and the process by which they are affected.
- to respond to planning and policy initiatives while in the formative stage.
Top ten options for review..
- impact of ten years of zoning change on urban design…
- waterfronts outside of Manhattan — the failure of “restrictive declarations” and “MOUs”
- review of school playground project –paint? really? seriously?
- revisiting Long Island City — too big to fail?
revisiting Brooklyn’s west coast — and then there is “billburg” vs. (would that be the L train?) I don’t think so….
- massive increase in density is good, right? something is missing and it is not on the streets.
- are the urban designers at the MTA idiots? an inside story?
- getting past HPV lanes, street finger painting, official graffiti and getting to dedicated rights of way.
- Jane Jacobs was right — the city is a place made for strangers to be safe and all the rest of it absolutely right
- name the best urban place contest…. then prove it… get cash and prizes!