Nina Chase (MLA 12) and Anna Cawrse (MLA 12) winners of the Institute for Urban Designs ideas competition, By the City/For the City

The two-phase competition invited designers to respond to the hundreds of ideas initially submitted by New Yorkers that expressed ways to make New York City’s public realm better.  Designers were asked to look through the 500+ ideas, select an idea, and come up with a solution to address the idea. Ideas and designs have been published in the Atlas of Possibility for the Future of New York, an exhibition and book that launched this September’s first-ever Urban Design Week in New York City.
The competition attracted 150 design proposals for the future of New York, from which 10 winning entries were chosen. Looking specifically for projects and ideas that increased the dynamism and utility of public spaces and ensured equal access to such spaces for citizens in every borough, jurors selected 10 winning entries. The prominent jury consisted of: Kate Ascher, Barry Bergdoll, Ned Cramer, Toni L. Griffin, Thom Mayne, Janette Sadik-Khan, Denise Scott Brown, and Claire Weisz.
The design team included Anna Cawrse (MLA ’12) and Nina Chase (MLA ’12). Work was produced in the Spring 2011 option studio “Between the Bridges: Beyond Infrastructure” led by Susannah Drake and Stephen Cassell.
For an overview of the competition, results, and the winning submission visit Urban Design Week.