DCP Seeks Public Input For Urban Design Resource Being Created For And With Communities

October 30, 2021

Department of City Planning (DCP) Executive Director Anita Laremont announced the launch of an interactive urban design website for the public to collaborate on updating the Principles of Good Urban Design.

A resource that helps New Yorkers advocate for their communities and shape their urban environment.

The new website is intended as a collaborative discussion and education forum, and supplements ongoing discussions with communities across New York City around planning and urban design. It breaks down technical concepts and provides guidance on how the public can get more involved in public planning processes and urban design.

The site will help more New Yorkers get involved in shaping the building blocks of the city we share. This is even more important at a time when New York City is re-envisioning the way we use public streets, sidewalks and open spaces.

On the Principles of Urban Design website, New Yorkers can, on their own time, share ideas, feedback and neighborhood perspectives by completing three activities.


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The activities include a photo board where New Yorkers can describe the look and feel of their neighborhoods and what improvements they would like to see; a survey for New Yorkers to give neighborhood perspectives on the Principles; and a discussion forum about the Principles. Feedback will be collected from the public until November 2021

Feedback received through the Principles of Good Urban Design website, and at related events over the next several months, will inform DCP’s coming and updated “Principles of Good Urban Design,” which was first released in 2017. The updated guide is expected to be finalized and released next year.

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