Our economy consists of both goods and services. Traditionally, design has focused on one, not the other. Laura Forlano talks to leading practitioners in this emerging field.
what is service design
David Giles discusses the findings and implications of a recently launched report on the economic impact and potential of the architecture and design sectors in New York City.
A new undergraduate major in urban design prompts us to sketch a history of urban design education and to discuss its future with the new program's director, Victoria Marshall.
Bruce Barrett, the chief architect at New York City's School Construction Authority, explains how design processes and education policy feed into the creation and maintenance of inspiring spaces for learning.
Alfred Zollinger talks about the role of design / build programs in architectural education, sharing recent renovations, designed and built by students, to the Highbridge Pool and Recreation Center.
Lisa Chamberlain explores the Forum for Urban Design's interdisciplinary design competition that aims to make Red Hook the most bicycle-friendly neighborhood in New York City.
STEW-MAP plots the experience of more than 600 caretaker groups ranging in size and scope from informal block associations to national membership organizations.
In 1987, the League launched a design study to examine the potential of small-scale infill housing to contribute to the city’s affordable housing portfolio. We look back at what was proposed, and what was built instead.
What if sewers no longer overflowed when it rained? Kate Zidar talks about designing for stormwater management and why it is crucial to our health, our waterways and our city.
Daniel D'Oca shares student work that proposes creative ways to improve seniors' comfort, mobility, safety, and happiness to support aging in place.
The director of an MTA program to bring visual art and performance to New York City's public transportation system talks about activating spaces of infrastructure, improving rider experience and harnessing the power of public art.
In the latest installment of their Crisis Fronts degree project, Michael Chen and Jason Lee ask students to use the specific urban challenges of the Bronx to investigate the intersection between public policy and speculative design.
Transportation engineer Henry Perahia discusses his 15 years as the DOT Chief Bridge Officer and sheds light on what it takes to design, construct, and maintain 789 City-owned bridges.
People returning to city life after time in prison will soon be able to find help at some branch libraries. How can designers help librarians create life-saving connections?
Fashion designer Yeohlee Teng and architect Joerg Schwartz discuss their involvement in an initiative to demonstrate the importance of the fashion industry to New York City, and to preserve and strengthen the efficiencies and vitality of its core.
Nandini Bagchee shares her students' work to forge an equal exchange with activists fighting for community space in the South Bronx, in a studio where designers became advocates and advocates became designers.
In 1979, Trenton established what was thought to be a new housing paradigm. Why has it never been imitated?
Rachel Abrams breaks down the actors, information and knowledge behind the routine experience of taking a NYC taxi, and explains how design thinking can benefit urban systems.
Damon Rich shares how the design and programming of Newark's Riverfront Park honors decades of local struggles around equity and identity.
Two new elegant waterfront firehouses prompt a closer look at the Fire Department's Marine Operations unit, its unique architectural needs, cultural significance and essential function as part of the complex system of services that keeps the city safe.