by Sam Holleran and José Serrano-McClain • May 6th, 2015
Earlier this year, a group of community advisors in Queens attended a community design school to formulate proposals to reconnect Flushing Meadows Corona Park to the surrounding communities. We hear from Design Trust Fellows Sam Holleran and José Serrano-McClain and Community Advisors Esther Sánchez and Jason Chin-Fatt on how it all went down.
by John Surico • May 21st, 2014
John Surico reports on the rise of Career and Technical Education in New York City schools, chronicling how it aligns with urban policy priorities to diversify the economy and create jobs.
Andrew Wade looks at the experiential learning model in urban studies and how a balance of classroom learning and cross-cultural field research can help students better understand the sociology, planning, and development of cities.
by Urban Omnibus • November 7th, 2012
Alfred Zollinger talks about the role of design / build programs in architectural education, sharing recent renovations, designed and built by students, to the Highbridge Pool and Recreation Center.
The Omnibus Roundup – Manhattan Memorious, Shellshocked, Transhistoria, City of Dreams, Forefront, Schools, Subways, Bikes and Animals
by Urban Omnibus • April 13th, 2012
MANHATTAN MEMORIOUS Back in 2009, Irene Cheng and Brett Snyder took us on a tour of the unbuilt city through...
by Urban Omnibus • December 13th, 2011
Before Urban Omnibus went live, we co-hosted a weekend-long event that invited teams to design a project in the public interest and build it from found materials in two days. The event was led by Bryan Bell, on the occasion of the launch of his 2008 book Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism, which surveys the field of "creative design carried out in the service of the greater public and the greater good." Bell, founder of Design Corps and co-founder of SEED, has been working towards a better understanding...
The Omnibus Roundup – LES Low Line, Touchscreen Travel, Tools at Schools, Project Neon: The Show, and Living as Form
by Urban Omnibus • September 23rd, 2011
LES LOW LINE The Lower East Side might be getting a new park. The proposed project, the Delancey Underground, would...