Executive Director Van Alen Institute Brooklyn, New York
The COVID-19 pandemic spurred a surge of new uses for our streets and sidewalks, underscoring the critical need for open spaces, in particular in low-income neighborhoods. In planning for the post-pandemic city, streetscapes must be reconsidered to advance community wellness while enhancing mobility, equity, and environmental justice.
Learn about the New York City Streetscapes for Wellness research and documentation project
Examine the overlapping complexities of designing in the public realm during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
Explore the collaborative, community-led design response initiatives that responded to city needs during the pandemic
Discover how some of these temporary elements can be permanently implemented to create a healthier, more equitable and more inclusive future streetscape