Design Excellence: Amanda Burden

22 March 2011

Amanda Burden is New York City’s Planning Commissioner. She reflects on turning urban spaces into public places. Hear how she transformed post-September-11 Lower Manhattan, a gutted Coney Island and the High Line – a once despised abandoned bridge and train track in West Chelsea. Amanda shares how New York is planning for a growing population while maintaining the individuality of the city’s diverse neighbourhoods. See how similar Sydney and the Big Apple are.

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