by Urban Omnibus • February 21st, 2013
A one-day symposium that uses the current economic and urban crisis in Spain as a lens through which to consider future global patterns of urbanization and settlement.
The Omnibus Roundup – Hudson Yards, LaGuardia Access, Hudson Square, Waste-to-Energy, Obscura Society, and Wired for Change
by Urban Omnibus • October 12th, 2012
HUDSON YARDS PREVIEW The Hudson Yards redevelopment, with its $6 billion price tag and 12 million square feet of new...
The Omnibus Roundup – EDC Violations, Transportation Bill Decisions, Playground Designs, Boardwalk Remnants, Neighborland Ideas and a Bronx Greenway
by Urban Omnibus • July 6th, 2012
NOT-FOR-LOBBY The Economic Development Corporation has spearheaded Mayor Bloomberg’s highest profile economic and public works initiatives over the past decade....
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.
by Urban Omnibus • May 16th, 2012
The CEO of the city’s first non-profit industrial developer discusses how his organization creates space for a new generation of urban manufacturing in New York City.
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 – Lighting as Placemaking, MTA funding, Green Zoning, Bridge Birthdays and Public Authorities
by Urban Omnibus • December 16th, 2011
PLACEMAKING THROUGH LIGHTING The City's plan to make Lower Manhattan more vibrant after dark goes beyond simply installing more lights. The title of the New York City Economic Development Corporation's Request for Proposals, "Placemaking through Lighting," explains the initiative's priorities: to use creative illumination to enhance Lower Manhattan's identity, to attract visitors and investment and to create a sense of place for the area...