In the latest installment of their Crisis Fronts degree project, Michael Chen and Jason Lee ask students to use the specific urban challenges of the Bronx to investigate the intersection between public policy and speculative design.
by Joey De Jesus • May 15th, 2013
In our third of a series of profiles of Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts around the five boroughs, Joey de Jesus takes us on a tour of Hunts Point, Bronx, to explore how artists, activists, and educators have turned social and environmental challenges into opportunities.
Roundup — NYC AIDS Memorial, Closed Data, Bloomberg the Preservationist, a Blank Slate in the Bronx, Sandy Updates, Collaborative Cities, and Bike the Branches
by Urban Omnibus • April 5th, 2013
NYC AIDS MEMORIAL The final design for the New York City AIDS Memorial, to be constructed next to the former...
by Urban Omnibus • April 3rd, 2013
The founder and president of the Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) talks about the difference between building structures and building communities, the musical legacy of the Bronx, and how the persistence of memory affects neighborhood growth.
Roundup — Silicon Alley, Park Funding, Twitter Linguistics, Cutting Carbon, Biotopes, Bronx Boutiques, Topsy Turvy, and Architecture on Screen
by Urban Omnibus • February 22nd, 2013
MADE IN NY The Bloomberg administration continues its push to create a Silicon Alley that rivals Silicon Valley with the...
by Urban Omnibus • February 20th, 2013
Biologist and plant scientist Paul Mankiewicz explains the Gaia Hypothesis, the inherent environmental productivity of organisms, and why the city's waste stream is our greatest untapped ecological and economic asset.
Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi, of SLO Architecture, discuss the power of long-term community engagement, their proposal for an abandoned train station, and the potential of a long neglected river to connect the Bronx and the entire city.