by Urban Omnibus • June 18th, 2014
Marshall Cox, the inventor of a simple way to regulate the temperature of a steam-heated apartment, explains how reducing the energy wasted in aging infrastructure can offer new and important approaches to green technology.
Roundup — High Bridge Groundbreaking, Cleaning up the Gowanus, Slower Subways, Sunlit Buildings, Sandy Updates, Birders, Cinebeasts and Landmarkss
by Urban Omnibus • January 18th, 2013
HIGH BRIDGE RENOVATION BEGINS The City broke ground last Friday on a $61 million renovation of the city’s oldest standing bridge. The High...
The Omnibus Roundup – Lighting as Placemaking, MTA funding, Green Zoning, Bridge Birthdays and Public Authorities
by Urban Omnibus • December 16th, 2011
PLACEMAKING THROUGH LIGHTING The City's plan to make Lower Manhattan more vibrant after dark goes beyond simply installing more lights. The title of the New York City Economic Development Corporation's Request for Proposals, "Placemaking through Lighting," explains the initiative's priorities: to use creative illumination to enhance Lower Manhattan's identity, to attract visitors and investment and to create a sense of place for the area...
The Omnibus Roundup – Zuccotti POPS, MetroCard Use, Ferry Expectations, CAT Scans for Cities, Ward and MTA Manufacturing
by Urban Omnibus • October 21st, 2011
ZUCCOTTI POPS Jerold S. Kayden has written two opinion pieces about the spatial and legal ramifications of Occupy Wall Street’s...
by Urban Omnibus • April 22nd, 2011
HUMAN IMPACT ON THE EARTH It’s Earth Day! First up, take a look at this series of maps and graphics...
by Samir Shah • April 28th, 2010
Samir Shah recaps “Innovation and the American Metropolis” and calls for a broad and values-based vision to guide design and planning's use of technology.