PAU or Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, a multi-disciplinary design and planning firm founded by Vishaan Chakrabarti, created a revitalization plan for Sunnyside Yard in western Queens, New York. Envisioning a more equitable and sustainable future, the 180-acre human-centered carbon-neutral master plan reflects the community’s needs. Created in partnership with New York City’s Economic Development Corporation and Amtrak, the long term plan incorporates notions of city-backed public transit first, 100 percent affordable housing with an emphasis on lowest-incomes, new parks, and open space. Forecasting the future, the urban plan puts in place the necessary social infrastructure to accommodate the influx of residents, sustain healthy growth, and relieve pressure on surrounding neighborhoods.
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