Urban vision learning from nyc 20130922

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  • 1. Leadership study program New York Urban Vision + CURE Geeta Mehta
  • 2. Highlights of NYC Planning Innovations • High density mixed use and mixed income developments • Effective dialogue between City Planners, real estate developers and community • Public-private partnerships for building the public realm that is pedestrian oriented, and accessible to all • Planning for economic resilience • $ 20B climate change resilience plan -2013
  • 3. The public realm defines the city
  • 4. Central Park: Successful public spaces add value to real estate around them
  • 5. The Highline a community lead initiative that triggered development all around it
  • 6. Rockefeller Center Good public realm makes good business sense
  • 7. Rockefeller Center A project is truly successful only if it also adds to the public realm of the city
  • 8. A wealthy city is not where the poor drive, but where the rich USE public transport
  • 9. Public transport in NEW YORK • Only 25% of New Yorkers own cars • Subways need upgrading • Bloomberg Administration expanded pedestrian zones and dedicated bus lanes • Only limited number of parking spaces are allowed to be built
  • 10. Absence of shopping malls keeps streets lively and safe
  • 11. Street is the ultimate public space
  • 12. Battery Park City: successful zoning for Mixed income housing and public spaces
  • 13. Time Warner Center Form and view corridors mandated by the city
  • 14. Columbia Urban Design Studio in Mumbai Eastern Waterfront 2010 • Sustainability in the context of sea level rise, flooding and monsoons. • Potential of the waterfront as a new public space • High density mixed use and mixed income development • Historic preservation of the docklands fabric • Transportation infrastructure to connect the Eastern Waterfront with the rest of the city.
  • 15. Waterfront sustainability in the context of the Mumbai estuary, sea level rise, flooding and monsoons.
  • 16. Columbia Urban Design Studio in Dharavi, Mumbai 2009
  • 17. Incremental development of informal settlements in parallel with high-end NEw developments
  • 18. Sept 26 Manifesto Homework! • Write a few lines every day about your major ‘takeaway” ideas for that day on the notecard provided. • The cards will be collected at the end of each day. • All ideas received will be aggregated. • On September 26th , participants will prioritize ideas generated, and create the manifesto.