Amanda Burden – Doyenne Of Urban Planning New York


“…a city has to take the long view, the view for the common good.” Amanda Burden

What is it that attracts people into a once rundown, derelict urban area? What will make businesses once again invest there?

TED talk by Amanda Burden [18 mins]

Amanda Burden – The creator of the High Line walk way [an abandoned overhead rail way line] says it’s a continuous struggle between the developers and green spaces, people’s parks/ leisure areas. We must not assume that once fought for and established it will remain so.
She has always believed and has shown, that if you design a space that is people centric first, then investors and developers will follow.


TED2014 · Filmed Mar 2014

What about Cape Town’s 30? year unfinished fly over, that just hangs there?
Lets transform it into something fun.. it has spectacular views of the city and Table Mountain!

flyover unfinished cpt
[image courtesy google]

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