This Week in Livable Streets Events

Plenty of opportunities on the calendar this week to brainstorm the future of urban design. There’s also a chance to weigh in on present-day improvements to Broadway — and to choose the city’s next comptroller and public advocate.

  • Tuesday: Primary day runoffs. Remember to vote! Polls are open from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday: At this month’s Auto-Free New York meeting, John Rozankowski speaks
    about the idea of putting the subway and bus systems under city
    control. 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: The DOT is gauging public reaction to car-free spaces on
    Broadway from 59th St. to 23rd St. Got an opinion about the new
    Times Square, Herald Square or Madison Square? Be part of the conversation at today’s public feedback session. 10 a.m.
  • Thursday: Details are still murky, but the two-day IBM Smarter Cities Conference gets underway
    today. Among the speakers are Robert D. Yaro of the Regional Plan Association, Kathryn
    Wylde of the Partnership for New York City, and Petra Todorovich of
    America 2050.
  • Thursday: The Municipal Art Society exhibit "Re-Imagining Cities: Urban Design
    After the Age of Oil"
    opens with a reception from 6:30 – 8 p.m. This
    had been a members-only reception, but limited
    spots for the general public are now available. The exhibit will be on display through
    December 4.
  • Sunday: The Atlantic Antic hosts the 16th Annual New York Transit Museum Bus Festival. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.