Staten Island Arts

Design, Urban Design

Jane Greengold, Fresh Meadows Corona Park, Design Trust for Public Space, NYC design competitions, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Queens Museum, New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development, Staten Island Arts, New York City Housing Authority

Ever walk by an area with park benches, plantings, or public art, and think that something’s missing… oh yeah, there’s no people. Though positive in theory, some urban public spaces don’t engage their communities and aren’t efficiently designed. To address this issue, the Design Trust for Public Space held a competition, The Energetic City: Connectivity in the Public Realm, that requested project proposals to seed and develop projects that redefine New York City’s public space. Four winning ideas were selected, and their implementation will begin immediately through a design prototype, pilot intervention, public artwork, and research, planning, or public outreach stages.

Check out the winning designs

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