with Alisa Nurmansyah
Why are people so lonely in cities?
Alisa Nurmansyah is recent graduate from New York University.
She has a double major in Economics and Urban Design and Architecture.
Alisa has interned at NYC's Department of Parks and Rec-
summer. Yes, super active. That's
why I often call her parks lady or
Leslie Knope, but of course there are so many other things she's
interested beyond parks. In this episode, we tal-
ked about how design
can create solutions to our loneliness at public spaces and school
campuses, but mostly we chatted about how lonely people
are in cities.
Transcript with visuals:
Alisa Nurmansyah: There’s so much opportunity for that area*
to be the social engagement spot for kids to interact with one another,
if there was better seating, if the chairs were oriented a different way,
if the tables weren’t oriented to the wall. There’s a lot
of space there that would be able to help the community.
*The lobby area of the Art History & Urban Design department
Alisa Nurmansyah: That space* is like really really good cause
like it's kind of a plaza and it's kind of an outdoors spot. There's great
ding for trees but then it's just not utilized in the most effective
way because there's just a lack of seating, a lack availability for people
to just like chill and hang out. It's a really good area.
*The plaza next the Bobst Library