Design Trust for Public Space
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 Urban Omnibus • November 14th, 2012
Fashion designer Yeohlee Teng and architect Joerg Schwartz discuss their involvement in an initiative to demonstrate the importance of the fashion industry to New York City, and to preserve and strengthen the efficiencies and vitality of its core.
The Omnibus Roundup – Taxi of Tomorrow, Financing & Greening Infrastructure, Census Data 1940-style and Making Policy Public
by Urban Omnibus • April 5th, 2012
THE TAXI OF TOMORROW The "Taxi of Tomorrow", the Nissan NV200, the first taxi specifically designed and engineered for driving in New York City, has been unveiled. While the new cab will feature some major safety innovations, including airbags for passengers and lighter sliding doors, they are neither ADA compliant nor are they hybrids. These are two big criticisms. Nonetheless, the new features emerge...
The Omnibus Roundup – Soldiers of Cleanliness, Tactical Urbanism, Pahlka at TED, Farm Video Fellow, East Asia’s Urban Factories and Bronx Moderne in the Park
by Urban Omnibus • March 9th, 2012
THE CLEANING OF A GREAT CITY In the late 19th century, a time when New York City’s streets were coated...
The Omnibus Roundup — Torre Verre, East River Esplanade, Public Data, A Week on the Water, D-Crit Book Club and What the Cell?
by Urban Omnibus • August 12th, 2011
TORRE VERRE Torre Verre is back! When development firm Hines first revealed plans for a new Jean Nouvel sliver tower next to MoMA, the City Planning...
The Omnibus Roundup – Printed Solar, Pop-Up Chapel, MTA, Public Summer, Aerialist Antics and Brooklyn Breweries
by Urban Omnibus • July 15th, 2011
PRINTABLE SOLAR PANELS Solar energy has long been touted as a solution to our unending thirst for cheap energy, but traditional panels have always been difficult and expensive to construct and install. Worse yet, they tend to be ugly. Researchers at MIT have now come up with a way to print solar cells on paper, fabric or plastic, with a process that is easy, cheap and...