The current crises that grip New York City have brought the design community together to help address immediate and long-term implications to the public realm.
Redefining the Street: A Community Design Collaboration, sponsored by the AIANY-NYS Unified Crisis Task Force and ASLA-NY, invites the AEC industries and community groups to reimagine public space to equitably improve the health, access, and safety of New York City. The initiative will examine functional and operational aspects of the built environment, both through temporary measures and permanent solutions. Outcomes are intended to contribute to New York City’s future urban policies.
This multi-stage initiative will engage city agencies, policymakers, and stakeholders. Programs will include community listening sessions, expert panels to generate ideas for the city, and borough-based workshops to hone, localize, and scale ideas from the listening sessions and panels. Using these localized ideas, the task force will issue an open call to match community stakeholders with AEC teams, with the goal of developing strategies that can be implemented by the city.
Strategies will be showcased on the AIA New York website and shared with relevant City agencies and policymakers.