Amanda Burden: TED Talk

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So, this semester in college, we did an interesting study on Placemaking and Public Spaces, as part of our design of a Civic Centre in Kanchipuram, a temple town in South India. And the highlight of that particular study was this TED Talk by Amanda Burden, New York’s Chief city planner. She begins by emphasizing how a city is fundamentally about its people and goes on to state examples from all over New York, where good Urban Design essentially meant a design by and for the people. The transformation of the Highline and HydePark in New York is beautifully captured in her talk, which ends with her rightly saying, public spaces are why we stay in a city. 


3 thoughts on “Amanda Burden: TED Talk

    penpassionate said:
    March 9, 2016 at 11:20 am

    This is an amazing talk. I saw this during our ninth semester project. Happened to see another talk by Janette Sadik Khan which is also worth watching-also about public spaces in new york.It is also interesting to note that all talks about public spaces in New York mention a mayor Bloomberg, who was instrumental in improving public spaces in the city.


      Preetika Balasubramanian said:
      March 9, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      That is a noteworthy observation Divya! 😀 And yes, I’ve seen the talk you’ve mentioned as well. We should compare notes of our respective ninth sem projects 😛


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