The winter thaw always uncovers new or forgotten things, so this week we bring you a special post-thaw roundup featuring vacant lot and home sales in Newark and Long Island, the Department of Environmental Protection's battle with wet wipes, the future of open space in Williamsburg, and essays on black lives and architecture.
by Catherine Seavitt • January 28th, 2015
Catherine Seavitt presents the process of an experimental landscape architecture studio and a framework of adaptive design strategies that merge ecosystem restoration with infrastructures to protect communities in Jamaica Bay.
by Laetitia Wolff • December 10th, 2014
What happens when graphic designers engage in creative placemaking, the intentional use of arts to shape the physical, social, and...
by Eric Fang • May 5th, 2014
Among the most pressing issues facing New York’s new mayor is how his administration will pick up the mantle of...
by Jonathan Tarleton and Gabriel Silberblatt • April 14th, 2014
Jonathan Tarleton and Gabriel Silberblatt consider the future of Arverne East — 81-acres of vacant, City-owned land in the Rockaways — and tease out distinct visions of how this public asset might be put toward public purpose.
by Yael Friedman • March 20th, 2013
In a personal reflection on growing up in middle-class Rockaway, Yael Friedman calls for more nuanced understanding of how planning for a more resilient city can — and must — incorporate more than environmental concerns alone.
by Yael Friedman • December 21st, 2012
Superstorm Sandy and its continuing messy aftermath have provoked many serious conversations about New York City’s future. These range from...
by Urban Omnibus • December 18th, 2012
Thursday, January 10, 7:00pm - With Tom Angotti, Susannah Drake, Alexander J. Felson, and Claire Weisz, moderated by Cassim Shepard