Roundup – Co-op City, A Cloud of Bottles, Parking and Culture in Downtown Brooklyn, Atlantic Yards Prefab, Post-Sandy Updates and Upcoming Events
by Urban Omnibus • November 30th, 2012
KEEPING CO-OP CITY AFFORDABLE This week, Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg and US HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced a $621.5 million...
The Omnibus Roundup — Archival Photos, Future Libraries, Harbor Upgrading, Hydro Power, Obscura Day and Food Book Fair
by Urban Omnibus • April 27th, 2012
NYC 100 YEARS AGO The New York City Municipal Archives have digitized and made available online 870,000 images dating back...
The Omnibus Roundup – Berlin Confronts Confronting Comfort, a Formula for Equitable Transportation, .nyc, East River Esplanade and Gardener on the Roof
by Urban Omnibus • March 23rd, 2012
BMW GUGGENHEIM LAB TRIP TO WITHDRAW FROM PLANNED BERLIN SITE If the BMW Guggenheim Lab is an experimental exploration of the multiple meanings and possibilities of public space worldwide, one of the experiment's perceived follow-on effects has come to eclipse all others: gentrification. The experiment's control factor is a temporary venue designed by Atelier...
Announcing a juried competition for essays that reflect on the Manhattan street grid as paradigm, rubric or muse for urban life, in honor of the 200th anniversary of the plan that established Manhattan's street grid. Deadline: February 1st, 2012
The Omnibus Roundup – Place Pulse, Public Housing, Critical Writing, CityFacts, Geologic City and the IRT Rides Again
by Urban Omnibus • September 2nd, 2011
PLACE PULSE When we familiarize ourselves with new surroundings, we often rely on our instincts more than guidebooks or demographic...
The Omnibus Roundup – Connected USA, Bus Branding, Foodprint LA, TreeHouse, Fast-Tracked and Light Bright
by Urban Omnibus • July 8th, 2011
CONNECTED USA The MIT SENSEable City Lab, AT&T Labs-Research and IBM Research recently launched the “Connected States of America,” an interactive map using anonymous mobile phone data to illustrate emerging communities formed by social connections in geographically disparate areas. The base map shows color-coded states and regions, and allows users to click on any county to see which areas share the most...
The Omnibus Roundup – State of the City, Powerless in Brooklyn, Bluebelt Talk, Musical Maps and the Sixth Borough
by Urban Omnibus • January 21st, 2011
STATE OF THE CITY Mayor Bloomberg delivered the State of the City address on Wednesday. His focus was on neighborhood specific issues, including various changes ranging from livery cab policies to urban technology innovations. "Transformation" -- economic, technological, physical, social, and otherwise -- and "simplicity" were the words of the day. The Staten Island Navy..