About Us

Based in New York City, Urban Omnibus is The Architectural League’s online publication dedicated to observing, understanding, and shaping the city. We raise new questions, illuminate diverse perspectives, and document creative projects to advance the collective work of citymaking.

All written material on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license unless otherwise specified. This means you are free and encouraged to repost and reprint articles elsewhere, with attribution. The rights to all images on this site are retained by the artist or rights holder as specified.

The views expressed on Urban Omnibus are those of the authors only and do not reflect the position of The Architectural League of New York.

Editor in Chief Mariana Mogilevich
Publisher Jacob R. Moore
Managing Editor Kevin Ritter
Design & Development Athletics
Associate Editor Sasha Portis

Editorial Advisory Board Rosalie Genevro
Mark Krotov, n+1
Jess Myers, Syracuse Architecture
Quilian Riano, Pratt Institute School of Architecture
Brad Samuels, SITU

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Urban Omnibus exists to advance the collective work of citymaking, and our work is collective too, shaped by a wide range of contributors. Read more about the kinds of proposals we’re interested in and how to send one here.


Urban Omnibus launched in January of 2009 with founding editor Cassim Shepard and founding managing editor Varick Shute. The development and pilot phase of Urban Omnibus were made possible by the Rockefeller Foundation’s New York City Cultural Innovation Fund. Read more.

Editorial Independence

As a publication of The Architectural League of New York, core funding for Urban Omnibus comes from the wide range of donors who support the work of the League. We are also funded through direct contributions in support of Urban Omnibus and special projects we undertake.

Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services, or opinions. Editorial decisions are made independently, and not on the basis of donor support. Urban Omnibus retains full authority over the topics we cover, the contributors we work with, and the shape our stories take. UO’s Editorial Advisory Board advises on conflicts and ethical questions that may arise with regard to UO contributors, funders, and institutional relationships.

The views expressed on Urban Omnibus are those of the authors only and do not reflect the position of The Architectural League of New York.


Urban Omnibus is made possible by the ongoing support of Architectural League members and friends. 

Help support Urban Omnibus today by becoming a member of The Architectural League at the Urban Omnibus Builder level or by making a tax-deductible contribution. Urban Omnibus Builders and donors at $50 or above receive an annual Urban Omnibus special edition.

Urban Omnibus is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Architectural League thanks the Lily Auchincloss Foundation and the Ford Foundation for their generous support of Urban Omnibus.

We thank the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation for their support of individual series and projects.