NYC Waste
Management
A proposal to the City of New York + Studio Intern Project during Spring 2019 internship at Smart Design.
For many residents of New York City, their waste storage is compromised due to ground level store front space, leading to curb side pile up. 
This design proposal is currently being considered for its implementation into the streets of New York City.
Project Public Installation
Discipline  ID
Duration  10 Weeks 
Team Solo Project
Mentored By Smart Design
PROPOSAL
EXPLANATORY
RENDERING
Drawings and renderings here given to the client for the final proposal. Due to the conceptual nature, fine details have been excluded for this first round deliverable. 
PROJECT
BRIEF
The NYC Department of Sanitation and Transportation issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for "creative solutions for containerized refuse and recycling." 
The RFEI is an important step towards designing the built environment to meet the city's zero waste goals and address the significant environmental and quality-of-life impacts of collection on the NYC streets. 
Please see the full proposal published on the Zero Waste Guidelines here.
TARGET
USER
GROUP
Residents above commercial ground floor store fronts.
Hundreds of thousands of NYC residents live above a commercial store front, jeopardizing their basement waste storage, leading to curb side pile up and illegal dumping. 
DESIGN CRITERIA
DUAL BIN ACCESS
for residents + servicing
5 WASTE RECEPTACLES
(2 trash, 1 MGP, 1 P+C, 1 organics)
ADA ACCESSIBLE
RAT PROOF
RFID TAG / TRACKING
DEFINING
A PARKLET
SMART DESIGN
BRAIN STORM
GREEN SPACE
BENEFITS
IDEATION
SKETCHES
A parklet is a sidewalk extension that provides more space and amenities for people using the street.
Client desire: combine parklet amenities (seating, tables) and residential waste receptacle. 
To heighten the presence of this large curb side receptacle, green space covering the enclosure would add positive attributes to the city streetscape. 
Research shows increasing mental and social benefits from green spaces:
Stress Reduction
Increased Creativity 
Odor Reduction 
Heightened Social Capital

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