Public space

Public realm: greens, plazas, fountains

'Urban village' with corner park

'Urban village' with corner park

For Port-au-Prince. Courtesy of The Prince's Foundation and Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Bike boulevards use street grids to boost two-wheeled travel

Portland has created more than 300 miles of bicycle facilities. Among the most effective are “neighborhood greenways.”

Activity-inducing streets win public support

A study by six researchers at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that two-thirds of Americans are willing to write letters or pay higher taxes if those actions will result in a more activity-friendly neighborhood environment.

Freeman Plaza

Freeman Plaza

Courtesy of the Regional Plan Association

Freeman Plaza

Freeman Plaza

Courtesy of the Regional Plan Association

Changing a plaza for changing times

Columbus Circle at 59th street was successfully transformed from an intimidating traffic circle to a people-friendly urban place. A similar evolution could happen at Freeman Plaza, now a conduit for cars exiting Manhattan.

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