Approaches to Infrastructure Redevelopment, WTC, Lower NYC and the Region

The World Trade Center act of terror destroyed not only several large and active buildings, but the infrastructure that connects them to each other and to the rest of the region. The instinctive response of the region is to build something again quickly and to fix the broken transportation systems. But, as the question of what to build and for whom surfaces, the nature of the fix of the infrastructure comes into question. This paper addressed applying strategic planning principles to this almost intractable problem. Those principles suggest looking both short and long term at needs and resources, and also demand that planners look at the changing environment in which they work. The towers were built on assumptions of the 1970s, and were fit into existing subways and rail systems. In rebuilding for the 2020s the strategic questions address how best to meet the needs of new cultures, economies and populations.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 215-226
  • Monograph Title: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Ensuring Sustainability Through Mass Transit. Proceedings of the Second International Conference, April 14-18, 2002, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01002575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407177
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 28 2005 11:53AM