Back in July I posted a notice about "Designing the 21st Century Street," an open design competition sponsored by Transportation Alternatives, which I thought of entering at the time but didn't evenutally do. Regardless, three winners were announced today, and my first impressions are, um, mixed. But I'll admit that it is hard to fully grasp a piece of urban design from only one image. Below are snippets of the three winners, at a large scale to show one aspect of urban design, namely the small details that compose the public realm: lights, bike racks, paving, planters, etc.
["Shared Space" by Steven Nutter, Somerville, MA. | image source]
["Streets for Everyone" by Rogers Marvel Architects, NY, NY. | image source]
["Streets Come Alive" by team LEVON, Philadelphia, PA. | image source]