A robust civic life is essential to a healthy, thriving community—one where people trust each other, have confidence in local government, and actively work together to address local issues. In this session, Bryan Ross with the Center for Active Design will share research demonstrating that community health and the quality of civic life is directly associated with the design and upkeep of public spaces—from streets and plazas to parks and public buildings. Attendees will learn about the newly published Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines, a groundbreaking playbook for creating well-designed and well-maintained public spaces as a force for building community trust and healing divisions in local communities.
Sponsored by the NYU Department of Art History, Urban Design and Architecture Studies; The Urban Democracy Lab at NYU Gallatin; and the NYU Urban Design and Architecture Studies Society.
Free and open to the publicRSVP