by Urban Omnibus • April 3rd, 2013
The founder and president of the Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) talks about the difference between building structures and building communities, the musical legacy of the Bronx, and how the persistence of memory affects neighborhood growth.
by Urban Omnibus • March 27th, 2013
Urban ecologist Alexander Felson proposes a new kind of ecological practice, one that moves from analyzing nature to shaping it and embeds scientific experiments into the design process.
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.
by Urban Omnibus • February 20th, 2013
Biologist and plant scientist Paul Mankiewicz explains the Gaia Hypothesis, the inherent environmental productivity of organisms, and why the city's waste stream is our greatest untapped ecological and economic asset.
Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi, of SLO Architecture, discuss the power of long-term community engagement, their proposal for an abandoned train station, and the potential of a long neglected river to connect the Bronx and the entire city.
by Urban Omnibus • December 19th, 2012
Andy Reicher shares the history of UHAB, chronicling its evolution through 40 years of helping renters become owners.
by Urban Omnibus • December 5th, 2012
An artist, community organizer, and social entrepreneur discusses museum-community partnerships, crowdfunding public art, and emerging trends in socially engaged creative projects.
by Urban Omnibus • November 14th, 2012
Fashion designer Yeohlee Teng and architect Joerg Schwartz discuss their involvement in an initiative to demonstrate the importance of the fashion industry to New York City, and to preserve and strengthen the efficiencies and vitality of its core.
by Urban Omnibus • October 24th, 2012
With two new sculptures now on view in New York City, artist Leo Villareal talks with us about finding inspiration in nanotechnology, creating communal experiences, and capturing the beauty and power of light.