Roundup — Elevated Biodiversity, Safer Mixed-Use Neighborhoods, an Underground Library, Modular Momentum, Sandy Updates, and the Planning Game
by Urban Omnibus • March 15th, 2013
ELEVATED BIODIVERSITY Green roofs are often lauded for their cooling effect and runoff absorption, but a new study of green roofs...
Roundup – Thanksgiving Edition: Turkey Day Transit, Cities on the Cliff, Mayors Challenge, Radiation in Ridgewood, and more on Sandy
by Urban Omnibus • November 21st, 2012
The enormity of recent and current events — natural disasters and a presidential election at home, intensifying violence abroad —...
by Urban Omnibus • November 9th, 2012
The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and the outcome of Election Day dominated our newsfeeds and our attention this week. And...
The Omnibus Roundup — Plan to be Flooded, Deep Maps, Four Freedoms, Dredgefest, Newtown Creek Armada, and a Glimpse of a Future Underground
by Urban Omnibus • September 14th, 2012
PLANNING TO BE FLOODED The waterfront of New York City, in the glow of recent revitalization efforts, is often cast...
The Omnibus Roundup – 2nd Ave Explosion, Park Woes and Means, Ice Rinks, Parking Reports, and the Battle of Brooklyn
by Urban Omnibus • August 24th, 2012
SUB SITE DYNAMITE A routine underground detonation to create an elevator shaft for part of the Second Avenue subway construction...
by Urban Omnibus • August 22nd, 2012
Steve Duncan — historian, photographer and explorer — reflects on wastewater infrastructure, underground rivers, and the thrills and urban lessons he's discovered beneath the surface of cities.
The Omnibus Roundup – NYU Approved, Freight Rail Revived, Bronx Rail Proposed, Tunnels Bored, Manhattan Waste Managed, Hive Installed, and the Olympic Games through Urbanist-colored Glasses
by Urban Omnibus • July 27th, 2012
NYU ANEW This Wednesday, the New York City Council approved the NYU 2031 proposals by a vote of 44-1, one...
The Omnibus Roundup – Port Authority Smackdown, Highway Map, Valentine Heart, Public Policy Lab, Warm-Up, Foreclosed and Gridlock
by Urban Omnibus • February 10th, 2012
WHY’S EVERYONE HATING ON CHRIS WARD? Michael Powell, Gotham columnist for The New York Times, questions the accuracy and...