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10 Ideas for Improving New York's Public Spaces

10 Ideas for Improving New York's Public Spaces
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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.

Eric Jaffe is a contributing writer to The Atlantic Cities and the author of A Curious Madness (2014) and The King's Best Highway (2010). He lives in New York. All posts »

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