A city needs memory like it needs streets, trees, and people. But how do we build an infrastructure to contain and deliver the city's history? Ben Vershbow, former director of NYPL Labs, talks with Shannon Mattern about libraries as stewards of the past in the age of Google Maps.
A special edition of the Roundup looks at urban renewal area visions, eminent domain to stem foreclosures, reinventing the MTA, an emergency housing prototype, a rent freeze unfrozen, a new timeline for Atlantic Yards, Urban Giants, and Rockaway!
by Jonathan Tarleton • April 23rd, 2014
What is said to be the largest private real estate development in US history is set to become the country’s...
by Urban Omnibus • September 25th, 2013
Writer and urbanist Adam Greenfield will present material from his new pamphlet "Against the smart city," the first part of his upcoming book The City is Here for You to Use.
by Urban Omnibus • April 24th, 2012
In 2006, the Architectural League partnered with Omar Khan, Trebor Scholz and Mark Shepard to organize a three-day symposium to...
by Sarah Rafson • March 20th, 2012
What makes a city innovative? And in what ways does innovation need the city (or not)? As the panelists at...