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Wanted: Public Space Expert to Help Implement Next Gen NYC Streets

We knew DOT wasn't about to let its new Street Design Manual molder on a shelf. But it's always encouraging to see signs that great designs on paper will translate into better streets and public spaces in the real world. Here's a pretty big one spotted in the form of a job posting on DOT's web site:

DOT is seeking an experienced project managerfor its Public Space Unit to manage the development and implementationof street design standards and policies of DOT's new Street DesignManual. This position is in the Public Spaces Unit in the Division ofPlanning and Sustainability, which was formed in 2007 to implement thepublic space elements of PlaNYC 2030, the City's blueprint for creatinga more sustainable city and the agency's Sustainable Streets strategicplan. In addition to the development and implementation of the StreetDesign Manual, the unit develops public spaces on DOT property aroundthe City.

The candidate will be responsible for developing, refining andexpanding the Street Design Manual and promoting its implementation byother DOT divisions, City agencies and other key stakeholders. Thecandidate will also work with City and State agencies and communitygroups to review and help plan existing capital and other roadwayprojects currently underway in New York City to ensure they conform tothe Street Design Manual's policy and design guidelines.

Gotta like the part about branching out to other agencies.

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