We arrived in New York City three days ago. The city is strikingly big! We took an airport train and subway from JFK to Harlem and Laura managed to sleep for quite a bit on the way – the trip through highly urban neighbourhoods took about 1,5 hours. We are both excited and anxious about the hugeness and endless stories of the city – how much can you even cover in only one month?
Our study program for this August includes four themes: urban regeneration, transforming streetscape, waterfront development and using public space bottom-up. In all of these we are interested in interfaces of different spaces, user groups or forms of development. We try to give you some insight on these topics while comparing our observations with our daily work.
– Laura & Tomi