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CityTalks Design: Design Excellence – Amanda Burden – Director New York City Department of City Planning

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.