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Build a Better Burb

Looking for new ways to inspire Long Islanders, the Index has been presenting information in new and more visually interesting formats—infographics, interactive charts, videos and more. Build a Better Burb began as a design competition held in 2010, and has since evolved into an innovative website. The site presents a wide array of ideas, photographs, images and designs—an inspiring palette of possibilities that could work in many suburban communities. Long Islanders can see what is being done elsewhere, and how those efforts might work here.

Studying the issues facing the Long Island region has informed the Index's understanding of how our built environment can be adapted to address these problems. Exploring other models provides a wealth of ideas and possibilities for Long Island to boldly redefine itself.