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Resilience + Circular Economy: Cities Reimagined

May 20, 2020
Amy Macdonald, Associate Principal & Head of Resilience, Thornton Tomasetti
Rebecca Macklis, Senior Urban Designer, New York City Public Design Commission

How can we rethink the way cities are designed, built and operated to address social, environmental and economic needs? As part of the Urban Design Forum’s 2019 Forefront Fellowship program, Resilience Practice Leader Amy Macdonald, Michael Izzo of Hines, Rebecca Macklis of the New York City Public Design Commission and BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group's Autumn Visconti, explored this question. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, their fellowship project looks at how circular economic principles can address the intersecting challenges of inequality, health and climate change in New York City.

View the round table discussion here.

You can also learn more about this innovative design approach in our 2019/2020 annual report.

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