Roundup — Wikihouse, Rezoning Midtown, the Model Navy Yard, Street Seats, Street Signs, Sandy Updates, Bay Lights, and Applied Design
by Urban Omnibus • March 1st, 2013
WIKIHOUSE WikiHouse is an effort to democratize home design and construction by allowing “anyone to design, download, and ‘print’ CNC-milled houses and components.”...
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...
by Caitlin Blanchfield • September 19th, 2012
Caitlin Blanchfield looks at how a historic shipbuilding facility is fostering a new culture of industry in New York, one informed by a sophisticated understanding of local dynamics, regional economics, and global challenges.
The Omnibus Roundup – Seward Park, Mayoral Race Transit Talk, Harvesting Methane and Studying Smart Phones
by Urban Omnibus • May 25th, 2012
AFTER 40 YEARS SPURA MIGHT BE GETTING DEVELOPED The 1960s saw huge swaths of New York City cleared in the name of Urban Renewal. The legacy of population displacement and towers-in-the-park housing is still apparent along the shorelines of the Lower East Side and the East Village, but some lots were cleared and never built out. The Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA), a five lot, seven acre, city-owned plot on Delancey...
by Sarah Rafson • March 20th, 2012
What makes a city innovative? And in what ways does innovation need the city (or not)? As the panelists at...
The Omnibus Roundup — Tech Capital, Friendly Fourth Ave, Greenpoint Greenhouse, End of Amtrak, and NYC’s Bike War
by Urban Omnibus • June 24th, 2011
THE NEXT TECH CAPITAL: NYC This past March, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) solicited a request for expressions of interest (RFEI) to global research institutions for ideas to establish a future “applied science and engineering research campus” somewhere in New York City. NYCEDC received 18 proposals from top schools that included...
by Urban Omnibus • May 20th, 2011
DIGITAL ROADMAP As the digital age descends on NYC, the Bloomberg administration has a plan. Rachel Sterne (the recently appointed 27-year...