17 Sep '11, 10pm

Check out New York City's first annual Urban Design Week September 15th through 20th

All of the events are tailored to show how ordinary citizens and designers can work together to improve cities. NYC has close to 8.5 million inhabitants, who directly experience their neighborhoods and sometimes know better than planners where bike lanes or other improvements are needed and can come up with ideas that designers may not have. For example, some of the innovative ideas that came out of the design competition were ziplines crossing the East River and reducing sound pollution from cars. Hopefully New Yorkers who may not have the time or inclination to attend a Community Board meeting, will use this week to discuss their visions of NYC and how would like their city to be. With the help of the designers, they can also get a glimpse of what some of their ideas could like if implemented. I am inspired by the ideas I've seen so far, more green roofs, bicycles and tr...

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