Build A Better 'Burb
Open Source Suburbs
Looking to start discussions on how to efficiently develop suburban areas, the Build a Better Burb competition has asked the public to submit ideas on how to best use vacant spaces on Long Island. 23 finalists out of 200 submissions have been selected by a jury, and each is available for your perusal here.
From creating shared commercial spaces and green incentives to zoning modifications and new transit systems, these proposals are brimming with ideas that could improve both urban sprawls and city centers alike. Though the winning design won't be made into reality, it's a place to start thinking about the potential of unused spaces. Browse the gallery of ideas and vote for your favorite!
Images from Build A Better Burb.