by Urban Omnibus • March 27th, 2013
Urban ecologist Alexander Felson proposes a new kind of ecological practice, one that moves from analyzing nature to shaping it and embeds scientific experiments into the design process.
Roundup — Elevated Biodiversity, Safer Mixed-Use Neighborhoods, an Underground Library, Modular Momentum, Sandy Updates, and the Planning Game
by Urban Omnibus • March 15th, 2013
ELEVATED BIODIVERSITY Green roofs are often lauded for their cooling effect and runoff absorption, but a new study of green roofs...
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.
by Urban Omnibus • August 22nd, 2012
Steve Duncan -- historian, photographer and explorer -- reflects on wastewater infrastructure, underground rivers, and the thrills and urban lessons he's discovered beneath the surface of cities.
by Daniel Rojo • August 7th, 2012
On a pleasant weekday afternoon at the end of July, I hopped on my bike and headed to the far...
by Urban Omnibus • February 1st, 2012
Tyler Caruso and Erik Facteau explain their scientific study of the value of urban farms, an effort to produce hard data that can challenge nay-sayers and inform policies and regulations that support agriculture in the city.
The Omnibus Roundup – Jamaica Bay Parks, High Line Phase 3, Sleek City Lights, Back-up Tokyo, Selling Housing and Poem Forest
by Urban Omnibus • November 4th, 2011
IMPROVING JAMAICA BAY PARKS Mayor Bloomberg, along with representatives of the US Department of the Interior, the US Environmental Protection...