Possible NY plan links quality of life to better public space

“StreetsBlog”:http://www.streetsblog.org leaks a Sneak Preview of Bloomberg’s 21st Century Urban Vision, wherein consultant Alex Garvin (former czar of LMDC and author of the encyclopedic _The American City_) recommends that New York build upon its competitive advantage as a lively urban destination by enhancing public space — including reducing traffic through congestion pricing and street closures — and welcoming another million residents in new neighborhoods built in opportunity areas, like decked-over railyards. However, as with many Bloomberg initatives, the public process appears to be, well, lacking.

Also, trying to post proper (non-cameraphone) Flickr photos while I’m still in NYC.

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