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Amanda Burden: “Great Public Space Is Why You Stay in the City”

March 30, 2010

Kristin LaBuz, Design Trust Blog

The Urban Land Institute recently announced the six finalists for its ULI Amanda Burden Open Space Award, which include New York's own Herald and Greeley Square Parks. The ULI press release, found on Planetizen, includes this gem of a quote from New York City Department of City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden, which reinforces our mission here at the Design Trust:

"All great planning comes down to the granular approach of how a building meets the street, how a street feels, how you feel walking in the city, and how it feels to be in public spaces and use public spaces that are inviting. Great public space is why you stay in the city."

We couldn't agree more.