by Urban Omnibus • October 16th, 2013
Eric Klinenberg explains the complexities and importance of neighborhood networks and community spaces and discusses the opportunities they present to designers and urbanists.
Tony Schloss and Jonathan Baldwin discuss how their initiative leverages locally controlled infrastructure, community-based applications, and youth capacity building to provide a platform for local communication and Internet access in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Roundup — NYCHA Waitlist, Harvest Dome, Tunnel No. 3, BRT, MSG, Beach Architecture, and Island Hills
by Urban Omnibus • July 26th, 2013
THE WAITLIST FOR PUBLIC HOUSING While New York City has some of the highest concentrations of public housing in the...
Roundup — New Visions for Penn Station, Elevating Buildings, NYC as City-State, Upsides of Insularity, and Process and Progress
by Urban Omnibus • May 31st, 2013
FOUR VISIONS FOR PENN STATION Amid the ongoing debate over the future of Penn Station and Madison Square Garden, four...
In the latest installment of their Crisis Fronts degree project, Michael Chen and Jason Lee ask students to use the specific urban challenges of the Bronx to investigate the intersection between public policy and speculative design.
Roundup — Private Money for Public Buildings, Penn Station, Hidden History, D+ for Infrastructure, Reducing the Waste Stream, Click That ‘Hood, High Rise Stories, and Darkened Cities
by Urban Omnibus • March 22nd, 2013
PUBLIC FUNDING THROUGH REAL ESTATE Selling real estate to plug budget shortfalls is becoming an increasingly common strategy in the...
by Urban Omnibus • March 6th, 2013
Sheila Kennedy and Veit Kugel discuss integrating natural systems, material innovation, and digital technology in projects that reflect a singular and synergistic approach to architecture, infrastructure, and civic space.
Roundup — Silicon Alley, Park Funding, Twitter Linguistics, Cutting Carbon, Biotopes, Bronx Boutiques, Topsy Turvy, and Architecture on Screen
by Urban Omnibus • February 22nd, 2013
MADE IN NY The Bloomberg administration continues its push to create a Silicon Alley that rivals Silicon Valley with the...