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Amanda Burden:
How public spaces make cities work

TED2014 · 18:28 · Filmed Mar 2014
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Amanda Burden: How public spaces make cities work
18:28 · Filmed March 2014 at TED2014 · Subtitles available in 19 languages

More than 8 million people are crowded together to live in New York City. What makes it possible? In part, it’s the city’s great public spaces — from tiny pocket parks to long waterfront promenades — where people can stroll and play. Amanda Burden helped plan some of the city’s newest public spaces, drawing on her experience as, surprisingly, an animal behaviorist. She shares the unexpected challenges of planning parks people love — and why it's important.

Urban planner
As New York’s chief city planner under the Bloomberg administration, Amanda Burden led revitalization of some of the city's most familiar features — from the High Line to the Brooklyn waterfront. Full bio
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