On the First Six Years of Urban Omnibus: A Founding Editor's Farewell

Today marks the sixth anniversary of Urban Omnibus. It is also Cassim Shepard's final day as editor. Here, he reflects on the evolution of the publication and looks ahead to what comes next.

Subway Maps for Cities without Subways

An eighth grader's fascination with cities, public transit, and maps leads him to design subway maps for cities that don’t have mass transit systems.

Stations of the Elevated | June 27, BAM

A Day in the Life of Branch Libraries

A video offers a powerful case for why libraries need additional resources to extend opening hours.

Party Photos! UO Block Party 2014: Celebrating Five Years

Thank you to everyone who celebrated the first five years of UO with us last Friday! Check out photos from the party, featuring the projection installation produced in collaboration with Nuit Blanche New York and some of the great company we enjoyed.

Five Years Young

Today marks a milestone for us: five years ago, on January 7, 2009, Urban Omnibus went live.

Underground / Aboveground: Touring the Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center

The Armory and the City: Civic Spaces of the National Guard

In advance of The Architectural League's Beaux Arts Ball on September 28th at the 69th Regiment Armory, we take a look back at the civic and social role of National Guard armories in the American city.

Party Photos | UO Block Party 2013

Typecast: Towers in the Park

Typecast

Typecast is a long-term Architectural League study into architectural typologies that begins with a closer look at five "towers-in-the-park," one in each borough of New York City.