ReGeneration - Meanwhile Use Study, East New York

Project team

City of New York




The Project

The study seeks to improve social value, using "meanwhile" or temporary use of existing and new buildings as a catalyst for creating more connected, healthier communities. The study is based in the neigbourhood of East New York and proposes leveraging meanwhile use to enable the development industry to better understand existing local needs and to inform the design of permanent developments. While this study has been an opportunity to put a fresh lens on the issues facing New Yorkers, our proposed process and thinking can be applied across global city regions. We seek to explore this new ecosystem together with real estate developers, community stakeholders, public entities, and local residents in the hope that this work will set the foundations for mutually beneficial developments that contribute to successful businesses and healthy, equitable communities.

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