The Omnibus Roundup – Manhattan Memorious, Shellshocked, Transhistoria, City of Dreams, Forefront, Schools, Subways, Bikes and Animals
by Urban Omnibus • April 13th, 2012
MANHATTAN MEMORIOUS Back in 2009, Irene Cheng and Brett Snyder took us on a tour of the unbuilt city through...
The Omnibus Roundup – Lighting as Placemaking, MTA funding, Green Zoning, Bridge Birthdays and Public Authorities
by Urban Omnibus • December 16th, 2011
PLACEMAKING THROUGH LIGHTING The City's plan to make Lower Manhattan more vibrant after dark goes beyond simply installing more lights. The title of the New York City Economic Development Corporation's Request for Proposals, "Placemaking through Lighting," explains the initiative's priorities: to use creative illumination to enhance Lower Manhattan's identity, to attract visitors and investment and to create a sense of place for the area...
The Omnibus Roundup — Flooded Subways, Before I Die, Legacy of Moses, SEED Awards, Pier 42 and Happy Thanksgiving!
by Urban Omnibus • November 23rd, 2011
The Omnibus Roundup – Prefab Yards, Megapolitan America, MTA Blitzes, Extending Grids and What to Do
by Urban Omnibus • November 18th, 2011
PREFAB YARDS SHoP Architects and developer Bruce C. Ratner this week unveiled designs for the first Atlantic Yards tower, a...
The Omnibus Roundup — No Bins, CityBench, Secaucus 7, Parking Reform, The Civilians on OWS and Urbanized at IFC
by Urban Omnibus • October 28th, 2011
MTA NO-BIN EXPERIMENT New York City residents are deeply skeptical of a new pilot program designed to reduce litter in...
The Omnibus Roundup – Zuccotti POPS, MetroCard Use, Ferry Expectations, CAT Scans for Cities, Ward and MTA Manufacturing
by Urban Omnibus • October 21st, 2011
ZUCCOTTI POPS Jerold S. Kayden has written two opinion pieces about the spatial and legal ramifications of Occupy Wall Street’s...
by Urban Omnibus • July 22nd, 2011
ADAPTIVE TRAFFIC The Department of Transportation has announced a new program to combat traffic congestion in Midtown with a $1.6...
The Omnibus Roundup – Printed Solar, Pop-Up Chapel, MTA, Public Summer, Aerialist Antics and Brooklyn Breweries
by Urban Omnibus • July 15th, 2011
PRINTABLE SOLAR PANELS Solar energy has long been touted as a solution to our unending thirst for cheap energy, but traditional panels have always been difficult and expensive to construct and install. Worse yet, they tend to be ugly. Researchers at MIT have now come up with a way to print solar cells on paper, fabric or plastic, with a process that is easy, cheap and...