Sites + Projects
Escape and Microcosm
SLO talks to Matthew Faber about the Central Park Arch Project and how the historic visions of Olmsted and Vaux could help cope with the many modes of transportation that jockey for space in New York’s most famous, and most crowded, park.
Model Cities Redux
As the city makes moves to improve housing in Mott Haven, Susanne Schindler finds that current approaches bear a strong resemblance to long-forgotten efforts there.
Building Back the Bungalow
After Superstorm Sandy, a historic housing style is on the brink of extinction on Staten Island's East Shore. A. F. Brady explores what stands to be lost, and gained, in government efforts to rebuild the area after the storm.
When Architects Run Your Building
In 1979, Trenton established what was thought to be a new housing paradigm. Why has it never been imitated?
Mapping Gowanus Today, Imagining Gowanus Tomorrow
Allison Henry explores seven proposals for the future of the Gowanus Canal.
The People vs. the Staten Island Bus Network
Can civic hackers fix the sprawling borough's bus system? Kennett Werner reports on the first-ever Staten Island Bus Hackathon.
Why Hasn't Anyone Built on Newark's $1,000 Love Lots?
Ninety-eight couples bought vacant lots at Newark's Valentine's Day sale in 2015 — a year later, they're still empty.
Aging Architecture: The Staten Island Farm Colony's Regeneration
Yael Friedman delves into the history of the City's former poor farm, plans underway to turn it into a luxury 55+ community, and the questions each raise for how best to adapt our existing models of housing to an increasingly aged population.
Under-Development: Reclaiming 700 Miles of Public Space
There are hundreds of miles of space beneath the city’s elevated transportation infrastructure, much of it underutilized and uninviting. Here, a team of designers and planners discuss a two-year study investigating creative yet practical ways to enliven and expand access to these corridors of public space.
Room for All: Designing for Special Needs
Tamara Petrovic and Garner Oh discuss how their design of a series of interventions to address special mobility needs fosters independence and well-being for people of all abilities.