Deborah Helaine Morris, one of two runners-up of the Fuzzy Math writing competition, charts the shifting demographics of one pocket of Brooklyn through the dairy aisle of her local supermarkets, delis, and specialty food stores.
by Urban Omnibus • July 11th, 2012
The founder of the New Amsterdam Market talks about the tradition and history of the public market as civic space, the role of the city in shaping our food systems, and the value, to our cities and our psyches, of cultivating small and local commercial enterprises.
The Omnibus Roundup — Archival Photos, Future Libraries, Harbor Upgrading, Hydro Power, Obscura Day and Food Book Fair
by Urban Omnibus • April 27th, 2012
NYC 100 YEARS AGO The New York City Municipal Archives have digitized and made available online 870,000 images dating back...
The Omnibus Roundup — Urban Umbrellas, Parallel Networks, Campus Holdings, Food Policy and Pop-Up Farms
by Urban Omnibus • August 5th, 2011
URBAN UMBRELLA Two years ago, the NYC Department of Buildings and AIA New York sponsored a design competition to develop an...
The Omnibus Roundup – Connected USA, Bus Branding, Foodprint LA, TreeHouse, Fast-Tracked and Light Bright
by Urban Omnibus • July 8th, 2011
CONNECTED USA The MIT SENSEable City Lab, AT&T Labs-Research and IBM Research recently launched the “Connected States of America,” an interactive map using anonymous mobile phone data to illustrate emerging communities formed by social connections in geographically disparate areas. The base map shows color-coded states and regions, and allows users to click on any county to see which areas share the most...
by Urban Omnibus • March 18th, 2011
LOW COST, HIGH SPEED SHELTERS The Tokyo-based firm Shigeru Ban Architects (SBA), known for its ecologically sensitive, flexibly programmed structures, is seeking financial support for their effort to help victims displaced by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. SBA plan to deploy simple, cardboard and paper partition shelters, originally...
The Omnibus Roundup – State of the City, Powerless in Brooklyn, Bluebelt Talk, Musical Maps and the Sixth Borough
by Urban Omnibus • January 21st, 2011
STATE OF THE CITY Mayor Bloomberg delivered the State of the City address on Wednesday. His focus was on neighborhood specific issues, including various changes ranging from livery cab policies to urban technology innovations. "Transformation" -- economic, technological, physical, social, and otherwise -- and "simplicity" were the words of the day. The Staten Island Navy..