Our annual Thanksgiving Roundup is meaty with an in-depth exploration of a block in Bed-Stuy, a 2015 fight over school segregation, updates on long-running megaprojects, and a side of delicious exhibitions to check out this holiday weekend.
by Oksana Mironova • June 10th, 2015
Oksana Mironova documents varied approaches to City-led redevelopment in Lincoln Square and the West Side Urban Renewal Area and calls for an evolution of contemporary rezonings to prioritize the preservation of existing communities.
A special edition of the Roundup looks at urban renewal area visions, eminent domain to stem foreclosures, reinventing the MTA, an emergency housing prototype, a rent freeze unfrozen, a new timeline for Atlantic Yards, Urban Giants, and Rockaway!
by Yukie Ohta • June 5th, 2013
Yukie Ohta looks at the dramatic transformation of SoHo over the past 50 years, from a center for light manufacturing, to a desolate and dangerous wasteland, to one of the most affluent neighborhoods in New York.
Roundup — New Visions for Penn Station, Elevating Buildings, NYC as City-State, Upsides of Insularity, and Process and Progress
by Urban Omnibus • May 31st, 2013
FOUR VISIONS FOR PENN STATION Amid the ongoing debate over the future of Penn Station and Madison Square Garden, four...
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 — Wikihouse, Rezoning Midtown, the Model Navy Yard, Street Seats, Street Signs, Sandy Updates, Bay Lights, and Applied Design
by Urban Omnibus • March 1st, 2013
WIKIHOUSE WikiHouse is an effort to democratize home design and construction by allowing “anyone to design, download, and ‘print’ CNC-milled houses and components.”...