Public Space

The Leonard Lopate Show

Architecture, Public Planning, and Security

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Susan Silberberg, Lecturer in Urban Design and Planning at MIT and planning consultant, and Robert Rogers, Principal at Rogers Marvel Architects, PLLC, discuss the physical changes to our public realm post 9/11. Susan Silberberg has been studying how "security creep" is impacting city dwellers and the varied motivations for the securitization of urban space. Robert Rogers' firm, Rogers Marvel, has helped design sections of Battery Park City to insure security for the buildings in and around that neighborhood, developed new architecturally pleasing street elements for Wall Street to insure security, and has developed a master plan for the area around the Pentagon.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Financing Public Parks

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Holly Leicht, executive director for New Yorkers for Parks, discusses the case of the Brooklyn Bridge Park and the trend to finance public parks through private development.

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Outdoor Pools to Open this Week

Monday, June 27, 2011

On Wednesday, 54 outdoor pools will open their doors for summer swimming and sunbathing. There will be four fewer pools open this year and all pools will close two weeks early. Plus: See a list of our favorite city pools.



Cityscapes: What is Public Space?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The New Yorker's architecture critic Paul Goldberger is joined by landscape Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh to discuss the role of public space in the crowded city with guest-host Amy Eddings on the Brian Lehrer Show.