High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines (PDF)


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Produced in partnership with the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), this detailed handbook describes practices for creating sustainable city streets, sidewalks, utilities, and urban landscaping. Although the primary audience for the publication is the NYC Department of Design and Construction, the Guidelines are also a resource for planners, designers, engineers, public officials and anyone else involved in constructing, operating or maintaining the right-of-way. 

The best practices outlined in the High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines address air-quality improvement, mitigation of the urban heat island effect, noise pollution, hydrologic disruption from development, ecological and vegetation health, and overall health and quality-of-life opportunities, as well as life-cycle cost effectiveness.



Hillary Brown, Architecture Fellow
Steven Caputo, Urban Design Fellow
Kerry Carnahan, New York City Department of Design and Construction
Signe Nielsen, Signe Nielsen Landscape Architects

Text Contributors

Jason Bregman, Margie Ruddick Landscape Architects
Stephen Campbell, Sustainable Design Fellow
Bram Gunther, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Zydnia Nazario, New York City Department of Design and Construction



Canadian National Guide to Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure

Technical Editor

Adrian Tuluca, Steven Winter Associates

Peer Reviewers

John Amatruda, Steven Winter Associates
W. Jose Higgins, Steven Winter Associates
Vineeta Pal, Steven Winter Associates


Design Trust for Public Space
New York City Department of Design and Construction


Date: October 2005
Pages: 228
ISBN: 978-0-971-6942-7-9
Design by: Kristin Barnes Design
Format: PDF