Many Ways to Reimagine Suburbia

The "Build a Better Burb" contest from Long Island Index has chosen 23 finalists with a variety of interesting ideas for redesigning the suburbs for the next century - in this case, Long Island.

The ideas range from modular street furniture to pooling local income for community improvements. One proposal, titled "HuB-URB," suggests that north-south intra-island links are necessary to connect residents with the railroad system: "The key is to increase the efficiency of the LIRR, making it more useful for intra-Long Island purposes. This submission looks closely at the LIRR stations and tries to transform them into true "hubs" for Long Island. "

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