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ABOUT URBAN OMNIBUS
Urban Omnibus is an online publication dedicated to defining and enriching the culture of citymaking. We explore projects and perspectives in architecture, art, policy, and activism – tried and tested in New York City – that offer new ways of understanding, representing, and improving urban life and landscape worldwide.
We provide a platform for the presentation of innovative projects and the insights of individual thinkers and practitioners, among them journalists, architects, planners, designers, artists, activists, scholars, and citizens. We present contemporary visual art alongside urban policy polemics, ecological initiatives, interviews with urbanists, and architectural proposals, in the steadfast belief that each of these types of work is an equally valid way of advancing public understanding of cities, promoting a more sustainable and equitable built environment, and fostering a more stimulating and participatory urban culture.
Urban Omnibus launched in January of 2009. Read “Why Urban Omnibus?“ by Rosalie Genevro, executive director of The Architectural League. The development and pilot phase of Urban Omnibus were made possible by the Rockefeller Foundation’s New York City Cultural Innovation Fund.
Urban Omnibus is supported by the members and friends of the Architectural League, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Unless otherwise specified, all material on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license. Image usage rights are retained by the photographer or designated image rights holder.
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Editor in Chief
Inaugural Advisory Committee
Adam Greenfield, Author and Managing Director, Urbanscale LLC
Olympia Kazi, Former Executive Director, Van Alen Institute
Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Executive Director, Queens Council on the Arts
Laura Kurgan, Director, Center for Spatial Research, (formerly Director, Spatial Information Design Lab), Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Deborah Marton, Executive Director, New York Restoration Project (former Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space)
Ellen Pollan, Deputy Director, Bronx Council on the Arts
Daniel Seltzer, Technology Strategist
Mark Shepard, Co-director, Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies, University of Buffalo
Beth Stryker, Architect and Media Artist
Rosten Woo, Former Executive Director, Center for Urban Pedagogy