Saturday, April 30, 2011

What is Crown Heights Participatory Urbanism?

Crown Heights Participatory Urbanism is a community-informed design proposal for public space located in the Crow Hill neighborhood of Crown Heights. The purpose of the project is to provide a forum for the community to rethink residual spaces created by transportation infrastructure towards a new public space network. The project is founded on the idea of creating a common ground for residents, local community organizations, business owners, and governmental entities to discuss and initiate plural public spaces in the context of a diverse emergent community in Crown Heights. While space in Crown Heights is contested on a daily basis, this reclamation of a public corridor along the Franklin Avenue Shuttle -- the main transportation line in Crow Hill, Crown Heights -- can serve to connect, not divide, neighbors and community members.
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