From a desolate car-centric wasteland, Campus Martius was transformed into the vibrant, thriving Heart of the New Detroit
A vision for a dynamic “Green Zone” connecting Central Park, Bryant Park, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and two clusters of performing arts institutions, Lincoln Center and Broadway, along with Radio City Music Hall and the Museum of Modern Art.
Starting in the 1970’s and 1980’s, we used New York City to test strategies for reversing the acute degradation of the public environment that followed the city’s fiscal crisis. Most of the demonstration projects we undertook were adopted as dominant practice.
"Every day, I can see thousands of people enjoying, using, and interacting in Campus Martius. The transformative success in social and economic development is priceless." - Bob Gregory
Chautauqua.“There's no place like it. No resort. No spa. It is at once a summer encampment and a small town, a college campus, an arts colony, a music festival, a religious retreat, and the village square. David McCullough
Creating the Heart of Brooklyn in Borough Hall and Cadman Plaza...three immediate, Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper, activation strategies to make it happen right away.