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Old 05-09-2013, 11:57 PM
 
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This summer the Institute for Urban Design asked New Yorkers to submit ideas for making the city's public spaces "smarter, more beautiful and livable." Some 500 responses later, the institute then asked designers from around the world to shape these raw ideas into concrete projects for the city. The results of this "collaborative re-imagining" of New York were revealed during Urban Design Week, which came to a close on Tuesday, with 10 entries declared collective "winners."

A complete roster of the concepts has been compiled into a book, The Atlas of Possibility for the Future of New York, available for purchase, but the institute has agreed to give Atlantic Cities readers a free preview of the winning entries. So here, in alphabetical order, are ten possible glimpses into the future of New York.
10 Ideas for Improving New York's Public Spaces - Eric Jaffe - The Atlantic Cities

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Old 05-11-2013, 05:56 PM
 
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Those are exciting ideas, but routine maintenance of outerborough greenspace is often overlooked. Here on Mosholu Parkway, the lawn is usually overgrown, weeds are a problem and seeding needs to be done. So my idea for improving NYC's public spaces - mow the lawn!! Seriously, more public maintenance people need to be hired. As you know, parks in wealthy areas often have private maintenance.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:10 PM
 
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Those are exciting ideas, but routine maintenance of outerborough greenspace is often overlooked. Here on Mosholu Parkway, the lawn is usually overgrown, weeds are a problem and seeding needs to be done. So my idea for improving NYC's public spaces - mow the lawn!! Seriously, more public maintenance people need to be hired. As you know, parks in wealthy areas often have private maintenance.
That's true. What about sponsorships by local business to support parks? The added revenue would help cover maintenance.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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I think adding free wifi to many more NYC public spaces would be a good idea.
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