Caitlin Blanchfield uncovers the nuances of Co-op City that make this unique development relevant to our broader understanding of social infrastructure, intergenerational continuity, community pride, and affordability.
Roundup — Private Money for Public Buildings, Penn Station, Hidden History, D+ for Infrastructure, Reducing the Waste Stream, Click That ‘Hood, High Rise Stories, and Darkened Cities
by Urban Omnibus • March 22nd, 2013
PUBLIC FUNDING THROUGH REAL ESTATE Selling real estate to plug budget shortfalls is becoming an increasingly common strategy in the...
Roundup – Co-op City, A Cloud of Bottles, Parking and Culture in Downtown Brooklyn, Atlantic Yards Prefab, Post-Sandy Updates and Upcoming Events
by Urban Omnibus • November 30th, 2012
KEEPING CO-OP CITY AFFORDABLE This week, Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg and US HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced a $621.5 million...
The Omnibus Roundup – NYU Approved, Freight Rail Revived, Bronx Rail Proposed, Tunnels Bored, Manhattan Waste Managed, Hive Installed, and the Olympic Games through Urbanist-colored Glasses
by Urban Omnibus • July 27th, 2012
NYU ANEW This Wednesday, the New York City Council approved the NYU 2031 proposals by a vote of 44-1, one...
by Susanne Schindler and Juliette Spertus • July 25th, 2012
Susanne Schindler and Juliette Spertus examine two very different large-scale, high-density housing developments in the Bronx and consider how their histories can inform future innovation in affordable housing.