towers in the park
by Kerri Culhane • August 8th, 2012
Kerri Culhane explains how geographical, historical and architectural factors make the Two Bridges neighborhood uniquely suited to realize the environmental, economic and social benefits of green infrastructure.
by Susanne Schindler and Juliette Spertus • July 25th, 2012
Susanne Schindler and Juliette Spertus examine two very different large-scale, high-density housing developments in the Bronx and consider how their histories can inform future innovation in affordable housing.
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 Philip Kay • February 29th, 2012
Announcing the winner of the Unfinished Grid Essay Competition: a personal essay that blends family history with individual mobility to explore Manhattan's built and natural environment.