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Real Estate Development: David Burney

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Presentation by David Burney, Commissioner, NYC Department of Design and Construction. Given at the 2011 Urban Systems Symposium, as part of the Real Estate Development panel. …

Presentation by David Burney, Commissioner, NYC Department of Design and Construction. Given at the 2011 Urban Systems Symposium, as part of the Real Estate Development panel.

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  • 1. 1 hour = 1000 years 9 minutes ago 4 hours ago40 hours ago 10 hours ago Cities Industry Civilization Agriculture Hunter - gatherers
  • 2. South Bronx, New York City, 1975
  • 3. Fundamentals of Urban Infrastructure“Hard” PhysicalInfrastructure context(systems)“Soft” PerceptionInfrastructure and values Moving from a Mechanistic to a Biological view of the city.
  • 4. Forces that shape changeBusiness activity, Public policy,Employment Local Laws MACRO MICRO Demographics, Land use, Civic groups Architecture, Sustainability
  • 5. Creating a moreenticing andwalkable publicrealm.
  • 6. City Policy + ImplementationNYC World Class Streets Remaking NYC’s public realm: • Street Design Manual • Plaza Program • World Class Boulevards • Complete Streets Projects and  Design Standards • Public Art Program • New Streetscape Materials • Coordinated Street Furniture  Program • Weekend Pedestrian and  Cycling Streets
  • 7. Urban Design “The point of cities is multiplicity of choice.” – Jane Jacobs Take advantage  Adjacency of offices and  Supermarkets and  of  New York’s  residences to services &  farmers markets  Rich Mix of Uses amenities encourage  promotes local walking healthy nutrition
  • 8. Urban DesignParks/ Play Areas/ Plazas Convenient parks and  Design parks for  Attractive plazas have  plazas encourage local cultures and for  mix of trees, lighting,  active utilization range of age groups water fountains &  movable/ fixed seating
  • 9. Urban DesignTransit Access Provide attractive  and  sheltered seating areas  to encourage use  of transit routes Separate bus lanes  from traffic to make  transit more convenient
  • 10. Urban DesignPedestrian Environment / Traffic CalmingCalm traffic with  Reduce crossing landscaped medians and  distances with curved roadway segments median refuge islands 
  • 11. Urban DesignPedestrian Environment / Streetscape Provide places of rest Enliven the sidewalk  Attractive plazas have  to complement with street cafes mix of trees, lighting, &  active walking  movable/ fixed seating and jogging Integrate public art into the streetscape
  • 12. Urban DesignBicycle Network and Infrastructure Encourage use through Provide attractive signage, development of wayfinding, and  Interconnected Bikeways secure bike parking
  • 13. Site + Building DesignBicycle parking + storage Secure Bike Storage with Easy Access 

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