What HUD Does
Holly Leicht, former Regional Administrator for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, got down to the nuts and bolts of what HUD does. Here's a little of what we learned.
Three graphic novels dramatize the forces that shape the city, recasting old stories of good versus evil onto high-rises and streetscapes.
Housing Brass Tacks
Join us June 5 for How Development Works to explore the essentials of the development process in New York City today.
Chinatown Shop Talk
As Manhattan's Chinatown experiences rapid change, a historic porcelain store on Mott Street reinvents itself as a space for intergenerational dialogue and community activation. UO talks to Mei Lum and Diane Wong, the minds behind the W.O.W. Project, about what they've learned and where they're headed next.
Why Does the History of Squatting in NYC Matter? | January 15
Join us at UnionDocs on January 15 for documentary work and discussion tackling the history of squatting in New York City, and asking why that history matters today.
Gotham in the Gallery
What makes New York, New York? A new permanent exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York takes on just that question; curator Sarah Henry explains why formulating the right answer is impossible — and beside the point.
Metropolitan Meditations | November 20
Join us at UnionDocs on November 20 to celebrate filmmaker Peter Hutton's groundbreaking portraits of New York City's landscapes.
Making Sense of Model Cities
Historians of and planners from the era of Model Cities give their take on the lessons and legacies of this often-overlooked program.
OmniBeers | October 27
Join us on October 27th for autumnal OmniBeers with the new team.
Call for Entries: Space Invaders
We invite all city circulators and mavens of transportation to compose and submit a two-minute video of radical empathy.