by Urban Omnibus • February 1st, 2012
Tyler Caruso and Erik Facteau explain their scientific study of the value of urban farms, an effort to produce hard data that can challenge nay-sayers and inform policies and regulations that support agriculture in the city.
by Urban Omnibus • January 18th, 2012
Peter Syrett introduces Transparency, an online database of the health effects of building materials, and reflects on architectural responsibility, scientific uncertainty and buildings as instruments of public health.
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 – Getting Transpo Policy Right, PlaNYC’s Missing Piece, Making NYC Active, Inflatables, Events and To Dos
by Urban Omnibus • May 27th, 2011
GETTING TRANSPORTATION POLICY RIGHT In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, the Brookings Institution's Robert Puentes calls for an overhaul to the way our country spends its transportation dollars. Moving away from the transportation infrastructure improvements that have built enough new highway lane miles since 2000 to circle the world four times, Puentes instead advocates for a necessary alignment between transportation and the new economy with private and public sectors joining forces to cut carbon emissions and increase connectivity. Puentes spells out a series of...
by Urban Omnibus • April 8th, 2011
The New York Apartment This week, New York Magazine has a huge spread on New York City apartments and neighborhoods,...