By 2050, 64% of the developing world and 86% of the developed world will be urbanized. With this, greenspace of cities worldwide is threatened. Cities have become creative with how to reclaim it by finding innovative ways to reuse infrastructure.
Marquise Stillwell is a member of the High Line Network as co-chair of the Lowline, the world’s first underground park intended to be built in New York City’s Lower East Side, and Founder and Principal of Openbox. Marquise tells the story of uncovering gaps in the Lowline’s journey that led to an equitable development strategy with the goal of increasing equity in rapidly changing neighborhoods. Through the journey, we find that built environments must be designed around people - and that this doesn’t just feel good: it’s good for business.
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