From 2009-2011, Vishaan Chakrabarti wrote a series of opinion pieces here on Urban Omnibus arguing that urban density can be the answer to many of the nation's most pressing contemporary issues. He has since expanded...
by Urban Omnibus • May 22nd, 2013
From 2009-2011, Vishaan Chakrabarti authored a series of opinion pieces for Urban Omnibus casting current events as rallying cries for urban density....
by Urban Omnibus • January 11th, 2012
Laurie Hawkinson shares student work and discusses the meanings of 'speculation', collaborations between architecture and real estate students, and the return of big ideas.
On July 14th, a conference on the “Just City” was held in honor of the Ford Foundation’s 75th year, bringing together national and global experts in urban development. Set to “discover a new geography of possibility,” the day included a diverse range of panels to discuss challenges and solutions for urban regions.
The Omnibus Roundup – Getting Transpo Policy Right, PlaNYC’s Missing Piece, Making NYC Active, Inflatables, Events and To Dos
by Urban Omnibus • May 27th, 2011
GETTING TRANSPORTATION POLICY RIGHT In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, the Brookings Institution's Robert Puentes calls for an overhaul to the way our country spends its transportation dollars. Moving away from the transportation infrastructure improvements that have built enough new highway lane miles since 2000 to circle the world four times, Puentes instead advocates for a necessary alignment between transportation and the new economy with private and public sectors joining forces to cut carbon emissions and increase connectivity. Puentes spells out a series of...
We all of course know the story of Noah’s Ark -- of massive floods sent by a disgusted God to wipe out our corrupted civilization except for Noah, who, with his family, builds an Ark to save pairs of animals to eventually repopulate the planet. The contemporary take on the story has some new twists.