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.
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
Adrian Tuluca, Steven Winter Associates
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
Design by: Kristin Barnes Design