Two refugees, a longtime community member, and the International Rescue Committee's New Roots program manager tell us how a Bronx garden melds resettlement efforts, job training, and good ole' fashioned community building, served up with a side of bitter melon.
by Urban Omnibus • September 23rd, 2015
Geographer Marla Emery explains the nuances of urban foraging — its cultural and personal purposes, public health benefits and risks, and potential and pitfalls for land management.
Roundup — Bike Infrastructure Blooming, Change the Course, Commercial Rooftop Greenhouses, Cars and Streets, Cicadas, and Tunnel Stories
by Urban Omnibus • April 12th, 2013
BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE BLOOMING The spring weather has brought with it the long-awaited roll out of NYC’s new bike share, Citi Bike....
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...
The Omnibus Roundup – High Line Designs, Quinn on Design, Concert Venue Design, When the Future Was 1950, and How Women Shape Our World
by Urban Omnibus • March 16th, 2012
HIGH LINE PHASE THREE Renderings of the initial designs for the third and final section of the High Line were...
The Omnibus Roundup – Soldiers of Cleanliness, Tactical Urbanism, Pahlka at TED, Farm Video Fellow, East Asia’s Urban Factories and Bronx Moderne in the Park
by Urban Omnibus • March 9th, 2012
THE CLEANING OF A GREAT CITY In the late 19th century, a time when New York City’s streets were coated...
by Urban Omnibus • February 1st, 2012
Tyler Caruso and Erik Facteau explain their scientific study of the value of urban farms, an effort to produce hard data that can challenge nay-sayers and inform policies and regulations that support agriculture in the city.
The Omnibus Roundup — Urban Umbrellas, Parallel Networks, Campus Holdings, Food Policy and Pop-Up Farms
by Urban Omnibus • August 5th, 2011
URBAN UMBRELLA Two years ago, the NYC Department of Buildings and AIA New York sponsored a design competition to develop an...