Canadian Group Selected For New York Redevelopment

Urban Strategies and Artscape play key role in one of the largest New York redevelopment projects in years.
January 29, 2004, 6am PST | Geoffrey Singer | @GeoffreySinger
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Urban Strategies, a Toronto-based planning and design firm, has been selected as part of the group to develop a new land use plan for Governors Island on the New York waterfront. Principal Joe Berridge points to the Toronto Islands on Toronto's own waterfront for examples of the sorts of recreational, cultural and educational uses that are being contemplated for Governors Island." 'It's all part of a broader scheme to move the city out to the water,' Mr. Berridge said of the Governors Island project. 'It's part of having an intimate, quiet relationship with the water even as you are in a city of eight million people.' "Also participating from Toronto is Artscape, a non-profit organization that develops and manages space for use by artists.

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Published on Monday, January 26, 2004 in The Globe and Mail
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