The intersection of urban design, public health, and economic sustainability is at a critical moment.
How our public spaces perform during the COVID-19 pandemic demands renewed attention and necessitates the need to retrofit our current urban infrastructures to create more space for physical distancing and outdoor opportunities.
One small-scale, quick, and affordable tool to help mitigate the health, social, and economic impact of the crisis is to create safe distancing and increased outdoor public space through reconfigured roadways.
What does this mean for future planning? And how can a provisional design change in Midtown make a difference now, during this time of crisis?
For a complete project description and answers to frequently asked questions, keep reading. Then, voice your opinion by completing our Midtown Pandemic Response Survey.