Maintaining

Countless acts of routine maintenance shape New York City every day. These critical investments of time, labor and capital often go unnoticed until something goes wrong, from the garbage strikes that shuttered businesses in the ‘70s and ‘80s, to the closure of the Manhattan Bridge in the ‘90s, to Hurricane Sandy’s crippling of the subway system in 2012. This year, the Urban Design Forum invites you to consider new ways to sustain our public realm. How can we use design thinking, creative financing, new technology, and community organizing to maintain our physical and social infrastructure?
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On February 16, the Forum hosted a tour of the Public Design Commission Archives! Some of the highlights included a maintaining budget from Robert Moses, and some rather peculiar street signs!