Urban Planet: Alexandros Washburn

Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

When New York City’s Commissioner of City Planning, Amanda Burden created an urban design division within her department in 2007, she hired designer Alexandros Washburn to head it up. According to the 50-year-old designer, he much more concerned with constructing liveable public space, than he is with impressive buildings. His recent work includes flood mitigation and adaptation measures as New York City prepares to face a changing climate reality. (The New York Times)

Image from The New York Times

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