By the City | For the City
As part of Urban Design Week 2011, The Institute for Urban Design invited architects, planners,artists, designers, and students around the world to participate in a collaborative re-imagining of New York City’s public realm. More than 500 ideas submitted by the general public for improving the city’s public spaces, systems, and social fabric can be viewed on the By the City | For the City website.
From a call to fix dangerous intersections in Brooklyn, to a borough-wide demand for a more enjoyable public realm in the Bronx, and all the way up to suggestions for implementing a comprehensive system of rooftop gardens, the ideas collected from the public cover a wide range of issues across every scale and corner of the city, from the pragmatic to the fanciful.
A jury will select ten winners, judged on the categories of Connectivity, Beauty, Enjoyment, Accessibility, and Social Equity. Entries will be featured in a publication, the Atlas of Possibility for the Future of New York, and exhibition during the first-ever Urban Design Week festival in New York City from September 15-20, 2011.