The Omnibus Roundup – Mapping 1940s New York, Expanding Midtown in Motion, a Glass Watertower, a Castle Tour and a Playful Festival
by Urban Omnibus • June 8th, 2012
WELCOME TO 1940s NEW YORK In April, to the nerdy joy of historians, researchers, genealogists and the generally curious, the...
by David Vega-Barachowitz • May 23rd, 2012
David Vega-Barachowitz traces the origins of our entrenched notions of how streets should be used, and suggests an alternative future built on an ethic of shared responsibility and common sense.
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...
Shin-pei Tsay describes how a group of volunteer urban planners collaborated to help local stakeholders argue for road safety improvements to Queens Boulevard and to redefine how planners can engage directly with communities.
The Omnibus Roundup – Traffic Haiku, Delancey Underground, Suburban Dunescapes, Dream Cities, Designer Scaffolding and the AIDS Memorial Competition
by Urban Omnibus • December 2nd, 2011
HAIKU TRAFFIC SAFETY With ubiquity comes invisibility. And words can be arranged with the same economy and elegance as high quality graphic design. These two precepts are the inspiration behind the DOT’s latest spate of traffic signs. By combining a little bit of poetry with…
by Urban Omnibus • July 22nd, 2011
ADAPTIVE TRAFFIC The Department of Transportation has announced a new program to combat traffic congestion in Midtown with a $1.6...
by Urban Omnibus • July 1st, 2011
WALK THIS WAY This week, the New York City Department of Transportation released a request for proposals to develop a comprehensive pedestrian “wayfinding system” in four districts: ...
The Omnibus Roundup – High Line, Battle For Brooklyn, Annotated Streets, South Street Seaport, LEED Power and Poe
by Urban Omnibus • June 10th, 2011
HIGHLINE PHASE TWO NOW OPEN Section two of the Highline is open to the public after a surprise soft launch on June 7th, between 20th to 30th Street along 10th Ave. The latest phase has doubled the length of the park…