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New Jersey

The Location of Justice: Structures

What Jail Can't Do

Frank Greene and Kenneth Ricci discuss the changing paradigms of half a century of justice architecture and what we should ask — and expect — from courts and jails.

Shelf Life

Seeding the Next Epoch

Seed libraries can restart agriculture after disasters. But what of useless plants? Two artists save the spontaneous, weedy species that serve no purpose but their own.

The Location of Justice: Introduction

Map: The Location of Justice

How can we define the “criminal justice system”? What is it, where is it, and what are all of the things that it does?

City of Cycling: Networks

Map It and They Will Bike

The Harbor Ring would interconnect the waterfronts of Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, and Manhattan — and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge could be the missing link. Paul Gertner, chair of Transportation Alternatives' Harbor Ring Committee tells SLO about the longstanding effort to complete the Ring and unite the harbor region.

When Architects Run Your Building

In 1979, Trenton established what was thought to be a new housing paradigm. Why has it never been imitated?

Middlewhere: Landscapes of Library Logistics

Shannon Mattern takes us inside two examples of the extensive, yet relatively invisible, infrastructures that drive New York's libraries and explains how their logistical systems shape our physical, political, and intellectual landscapes.

Profiles in Public Service

Hard Units: A Drive through Jersey City with Brian Loughlin

Brian Loughlin, the chief architect for the Jersey City Housing Authority, takes us on a tour of recent renovations and rehabilitations, demonstrating the architectural innovation and policy acumen required to navigate federal housing programs and create sound homes and neighborhoods.

Walking to the Water: Environmental Justice and Newark's Riverfront Park

Damon Rich shares how the design and programming of Newark's Riverfront Park honors decades of local struggles around equity and identity.

The Oyster Restoration Research Project

A broad partnership dedicated to restoring oysters to New York Harbor is using science, policy and community engagement to improve the health of our waterways and stabilize our shorelines.

From Trucks to Tugs: Short Sea Shipping

Carter Craft and Christina Sun explain how the use of short-distance, waterborne freight transport can improve the health, efficiency and landscape of New York City.

Stephen Mallon: Reframing the Machine

Photographer Stephen Mallon talks about the surreal beauty of engineering and how photography can provoke contemplation of industry and our natural environment — and their unexpected convergences.

Coast Guard Sector New York

In a city of islands, who makes sure our waterways are safe and working? Cdr. Linda Sturgis and Lt. Cdr. Ed Munoz shed light on what it takes to manage and protect one of our most important assets.

A Country of Cities

Sinking ARC

We all of course know the story of Noah’s Ark -- of massive floods sent by a disgusted God to wipe out our corrupted civilization except for Noah, who, with his family, builds an Ark to save pairs of animals to eventually repopulate the planet. The contemporary take on the story has some new twists.