by Urban Omnibus • Dec 4 2013
Veteran journalist Constance Rosenblum reflects on a career spent highlighting individual voices to tell the story of New York.
by Urban Omnibus • Nov 20 2013
Sociologist Colin Jerolmack explains how the inescapable pigeon can help us understand the broader systems — natural, physical, and cultural — that build our experience of the urban environment.
by Juliette Spertus and Susanne Schindler • Nov 6 2013
Susanne Schindler and Juliette Spertus revisit Twin Parks with its original designers, 40 years after its construction, to pose some complex questions about the role of design in defining the success of low-income housing.
Maria Aiolova of Terreform ONE discusses the design group's ONE Prize, an annual design and science award that this year focused on how cities can adapt to future challenges of extreme weather, yielding winning proposals that address coastal conditions from Staten Island to Tokyo to Sumatra.
by Urban Omnibus • Oct 16 2013
Eric Klinenberg explains the complexities and importance of neighborhood networks and community spaces and discusses the opportunities they present to designers and urbanists.
by Urban Omnibus • Oct 9 2013
Farzana Gandhi, Anusha Venkataraman, and Gabriela Alvarez explain the motivations behind and the design for a mobile health and wellness unit, sharing how the project can use a community's traditions to help solve some contemporary challenges.
by Urban Omnibus • Oct 2 2013
The Chief of Staff for the Office of Development at HPD explains the agency's strategies for funding, incentivizing, developing, and preserving affordable housing in New York City.
Tony Schloss and Jonathan Baldwin discuss how their initiative leverages locally controlled infrastructure, community-based applications, and youth capacity building to provide a platform for local communication and Internet access in Red Hook, Brooklyn.