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Over/Under Used

Activating industrial detritus: The uncultivated framework is in need of being catalyzed to develop infrastructural adaptation due to growing communities.

Broadway Triangle, Brooklyn, NY, USA

In understanding the impacts of the commercial, transit and social infrastructure, one must see the interactions that they have. In doing so, the findings shows that most of the commercial activities in the Broadway Triangle occur along Broadway and it is the most active street. Moreover, it houses the various modes of transit, including subway stations and bus stops. 

Building off of the previous analysis which investigated the scale of the individual, we find that the green infrastructure is also lagging which is questioned through finding bike paths, green spaces, recreational spaces and pedestrian movement. In an in-depth analysis where each of us took a mode of transport in the Broadway Triangle from a hypothetical house to areas of interest, the bicycle proved to be the most efficient method of transportation, although it is the least catered to. 

The industrial nature of the Broadway Triangle was further facilitated by the heavy investment in a well connect transit infrastructure. Unfortunately, the decline of industry and the shift of jobs is not reflected in the current composition of the Broadway Triangle. 

As the title suggests, a large amount of land is under used and there are a great degree of social segregation in community spaces this is mainly due to the shift in industry but a stagnant infrastructure which leads to a deficiency in the infrastructure, its usage, need and demand.

With Meng Han, Miguel Porres, and Robert White