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May

Cities See the Power of Good Design ….

April 28, 2017  Edited from Article by Barbara Sadick, New York Times

Public Work structures in cities tend to have a uniform reputation : They’re ugly.   But a new generation of projects are being designed to weave infrastructure into cities’ social fabric , offering amenities and standing in as works of Public Art.

As cities become more densely populated  and land becomes scarcer, it’s hard to hide these eyesores.

Today there is more impetus to get creative with utilitarian facilities  and to integrate them into public spaces and neighborhoods…There is also a growing expectation that infrastructure projects ….contribute to a better public realm experience through their design,” says Mary Law Adams , principal Architect in the Boston Landing Studio and a lecturer in urban studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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