NYC: 50 Ideas for the New City

(originally posted May 26, 2011)

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UrbanOmnibus: 50 Ideas for the New City

The Omnibus is all about ideas. From the beginning, Urban Omnibus has been a showcase of good ideas for the future of cities, conceived in the public interest and tried and tested in the five boroughs of New York. Our ongoing commitment to that is part of why we jumped at the chance to participate in and help organize the Festival of Ideas for the New City, coming up soon from May 4-8. The Festival aims to harness the power of the creative community to imagine the future city and explore ideas that will shape it. It’s a perfect fit. So, to coincide with the event, we have decided to surface some of the ideas that have appeared on Urban Omnibus over the past two years and broadcast them around the city.

"The Omnibus is all about ideas. From the beginning, Urban Omnibus has been a showcase of good ideas for the future of cities, conceived in the public interest and tried and tested in the five boroughs of New York. Our ongoing commitment to that is part of why we jumped at the chance to participate in and help organize the Festival of Ideas... The Festival aims to harness the power of the creative community to imagine the future city and explore ideas that will shape it. It’s a perfect fit. So, to coincide with the event, we have decided to surface some of the ideas that have appeared on Urban Omnibus over the past two years and broadcast them around the city."

The Festival of Ideas for the New City was held in New York City this year from May 4th to 8th. The aim of the festival was to “harness the power of the creative community to imagine the future city and explore ideas that will shape it”. The UrbanOmnibus (a project by the Architectural League of New York) was one participating member of the festival. Visit there website to learn more about there poster campaign to broadcast their ideas across NYC. OWD supports (amongst others) Idea No. 12: Use Public Space to Share Ideas and Start a Conversation.