First Look at NYC Urban Design Week Schedule

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By Stephanie Murg Comment

Mark your calendar for Urban Design Week, a new public festival created to celebrate New York’s streetscapes, sidewalks, and public spaces. Today the Institute for Urban Design published the full schedule of events, which will kick off on Thursday, September 15, with the launch of By the City/For the City: An Atlas of Possibility for the Future of New York, a book that brings together design ideas submitted for the By the City/For the City competition. “New York has such an exceptionally rich public realm, and there are so many ways for individual citizens to get involved in shaping their city” says Anne Guiney, executive director of the Institute. “We see Urban Design Week as an opportunity to provide more people with the tools to do just that.” Stock your toolbox at events organized in partnership with more than 50 non-profit organizations, design firms, and city agencies. Among the discussions, tours, and screenings that caught our eye: a celebration on the High Line of trains on film, a walking tour of the Brooklyn Bridge, a chat about “Public Art, Science, and the Sustainable City,” and the U.S. premiere of Gary Hustwit‘s new film, Urbanized.