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Town officials mull 'Build a better burb' ideas

The Long Island Index announced the winners of

The Long Island Index announced the winners of its "Build a Better Burb" design contest Oct. 4, 2010. There were 212 submissions, 23 finalists. This image is from the winning student submission, entitled: Upcycling 2.0. Photo Credit: Handout

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman called the proposals from winners of the Long Island Index's "Build a Better Burb" design contest a place to start.

"I think you need to start somewhere," Kaiman said Tuesday after a meeting of the Long Island Regional Planning Council, a body of local government leaders, business executives and civic leaders.

"The challenge to folks like myself and other folks who are responsible for local government is to look at these with open eyes and see if there is a way to incorporate, if not an entire idea, a concept into how we approach planning in the future," Kaiman said. 

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