Public space

Public realm: greens, plazas, fountains

Leveraging public investments

The construction of a public building is an opportunity to add value far beyond the utility of the building itself or the temporary jobs needed to construct it.

Tappan Square

Tappan Square

here on Commencement, May 2005, is a gathering place year round. Source: Hazel Borys

Outdoor cafe culture

Outdoor cafe culture

The dramatic growth in the number of cafe chairs found in city space is a worldwide phenomenon. Source: Cities for People

People watching

People watching

Is a city's greatest attraction. From Cities for People.

Fruitvale's central passage

Fruitvale's central passage

Courtesy of Measure Y website

Honoring Ike — and adding appropriately to the nation’s capital

A Beaux-Arts-oriented group is trying to overturn a planned memorial by Frank Gehry and propose a design more consistent with Washington’s L’Enfant plan.

Wyandanch Rising on Long Island

The Town of Babylon has issued a request for qualifications to build a transit-oriented suburban retrofit. The project is New Urban Network’s March Plan of the Month.

Station Plaza

Station Plaza

Courtesy of the Town of Babylon

Wyandanch green

Wyandanch green

The South Lawn green at Wyandanch. Courtesy of the Town of Babylon

Town center and civic square

Town center and civic square

Source: Van Meter Williams Pollack

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