2024 Honor Award

Community Impact

Streetscapes For Wellness: A Changing Course for Streets in New York

New York, NY

Landscape Architect:

This publication is a collaboration of the New York City Public Design Commission, New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, The Fine Arts Federation of New York, and the New York City Department of City Planning Urban Design Office

Project Team:

Author and Project Lead: Jenna E. Miller, Deputy Director, Urban Design & Policy, NYC Public Design Commission

Sreoshy Banerjea, Executive Director, NYC Public Design Commission

Keri Butler, Former Executive Director (2021–2022), NYC Public Design Commission

Justin Garrett Moore, Former Executive Director (2016–2020), NYC Public Design Commission

Jennifer Nitzky Trustee, ASLA-NY; Vice President, The Fine Arts Federation of New York

Jeff Byles, Former President, The Fine Arts Federation of New York

Erick Gregory, Chief Urban Designer & Director, Urban Design Office, NYC Department of City Planning

Public Realm Research Associate: Ariella Levitch

Lead Illustrator and Research: Julien Sneck, Senior Urban Designer, Urban Design Office, NYC Department of City Planning

Illustration Team:
Carsten Rodin, Senior Lead Computational Designer
with interns and fellows Karen Chen, Rudransh Dikshit, Lucas Gelfond, Yonghao Hu, and Carry Pak, Urban Design Office, NYC Department of City Planning

Graphic Design: MGMT. design

Agency Partners:

New York City Department of City Planning
New York City Department of Transportation
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
New York City Office of the Mayor

Photo Credit(s):

Image 1: Publication Cover Photo courtesy of Street Lab, image composition by Jennifer Nitzky, FASLA
Image 2: From publication pp 10-11, Photos courtesy of NYC Department of Transportation (DOT)
Image 3: From publication pp. 24-31, Illustrations by Julien Sneck with NYC Planning Urban Design illustration team, in collaboration with Jenna E. Miller
Image 4: From publication pp. 24-31, Illustrations by Julien Sneck with NYC Planning Urban Design illustration team, in collaboration with Jenna E. Miller
Image 5: From publication p. 64-65, Top Photo courtesy of WHEELS and Futures Ignite; bottom photo courtesy of Jackson Chabot, Open Plans
Image 6: Photo courtesy of WHEELS and Futures Ignite
Image 7: Photo courtesy of WHEELS and Futures Ignite
Image 8: Photo courtesy of New London Architecture
Image 9: Photo courtesy of Jennifer L. Nitzky, FASLA
Image 10: Photo courtesy of Jenna E. Miller
Image 11: Photo courtesy of Jennifer L. Nitzky, FASLA
Image 12: Photo courtesy of Jason Bajor, ASLA
Image 13: Photo courtesy of WHEELS and Futures Ignite

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About the Project:

Streetscapes for Wellness is the result of collaborative, community-centered research for a broader perspective for shaping healthy public spaces. Through diverse community engagement, principles outlined in this publication have been put to work to empower communities in shaping the future of their streets to benefit all people.

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