With New Yorkers aching to make themselves heard by the incoming president, a coalition of planning and advocacy groups wants Mayor de Blasio to improve public access to key streets and gathering places. Among other recommendations, the groups urge the mayor to turn Fifth Avenue and 14th Street into pedestrian and transit zones.
If you look at paintings from the pre-automotive era, Paris’s monumental public squares were full of people strolling comfortably. But over time, car traffic has consumed most of these squares. Now, under Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Paris is setting out to remake the city’s squares as great public gathering places. The city is currently in the midst of an initiative to […]