by Nandini Bagchee • May 3rd, 2017
Nandini Bagchee shares her students' work to forge an equal exchange with activists fighting for community space in the South Bronx, in a studio where designers became advocates and advocates became designers.
by Urban Omnibus • September 23rd, 2015
Geographer Marla Emery explains the nuances of urban foraging — its cultural and personal purposes, public health benefits and risks, and potential and pitfalls for land management.
by Juliette Spertus and Benjamin Miller • August 26th, 2015
Juliette Spertus and Benjamin Miller lay out their ambitious proposal for a pneumatic waste system affixed beneath the High Line and articulate how this expansion of infrastructural repurposing could fundamentally reshape what we do with our garbage.
Marlon Williams, Director of Cross Agency Partnerships at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, describes how the city's built environment impacts health, his work with the Center for Health Equity, and the challenges and promise of cross-agency collaboration.
by Jonathan Lapalme • February 18th, 2015
For more than 200 years, street vendors have been an integral part of New York City. Department store giants Macy’s...
by Charles Giraudet • April 8th, 2014
Photographer and architect Charles Giraudet documents the architecture of a sprawling hospital complex on Roosevelt Island on the eve of its demolition, and captures remnants of the life of the building and the innovative medical facility it once was.
by Urban Omnibus • October 9th, 2013
Farzana Gandhi, Anusha Venkataraman, and Gabriela Alvarez explain the motivations behind and the design for a mobile health and wellness unit, sharing how the project can use a community's traditions to help solve some contemporary challenges.
Roundup – Reuse on Governors Island, Preserving Midtown East, Hailing Cabs, Countdown Clocks, plus a New Pop-Up, Museum, and Park
by Urban Omnibus • December 14th, 2012
REUSING HISTORIC GOVERNORS ISLAND The 173-acre Governors Island continues its transformation from serving as an active military base to providing...