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The Location of Justice: Futures

Coming Home

Formerly incarcerated people reassemble their lives at the Castle, a singular housing facility and a supportive home base created by The Fortune Society.

The Location of Justice: Streets

Stronger Together

Young residents of Brownsville, Brooklyn, look for safety amidst persistent poverty and crime, as well as community organizations determined to change the neighborhood's narrative.

Shelf Life

Has Any City Ever Planned for Love?

For Shelf Life, a film made in 1964 provides an enduring lens through which to look at density's delights.

Housing Brass Tacks

Public Housing Transformed

Catherine Fennell and Crystal Palmer, two authorities on Chicago's public housing transformation, probed the problematic mythos of public housing—from the "failure" of tower complexes to the virtues of mixed-income redevelopment.

Housing Brass Tacks

Discrimination, Documented

Excerpts from three documentary films, screened at the first Housing Brass Tacks film night, tackle how inequality is inscribed in the housing landscape.

A Conversation on Water Supply: Los Angeles, the Great Lakes, and New York City

Rebecca Solnit at 5KL: Land

The Rise and Fall of Manhattan's Density

Living Los Sures, Past and Present

UnionDocs' Christopher Allen and Aris Dilone and Los Sures' Ramon Peguero discuss a four-year documentary project capturing Williamsburg's Southside that demonstrates how creative documentation of place can complement the work of community-based organizations.

Kate Gordon and Jeremy Leggett at 5KL: The Energy Issue

A Day in the Life of Branch Libraries

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

A Conversation on the Museum of Modern Art's Plan for Expansion

A Country of Cities

Video: A Country of Cities

From 2009-2011, Vishaan Chakrabarti wrote a series of opinion pieces here on Urban Omnibus arguing that urban density can be the answer to many of the nation's most pressing contemporary issues. He has since expanded...

Montage City: Edge Conditions

Three student videos investigate borders and urban transitions along 58th Street in Manhattan, aboard the Staten Island Ferry, and within the Hub in the Bronx.

Why is the Broadway Triangle Still Empty?

Meg Kelly explores the controversy behind the stalled redevelopment of the Broadway Triangle, raising questions about the political geography of housing and ethnic integration in a North Brooklyn border zone.

Pulses of Light Beneath the Streets

A book about the Internet's physical infrastructure inspires a closer look at how fiber optic cables are woven — literally — into the city's fabric.

Appreciating the City: Steve Duncan's Undercity

Don't mind me, I'm just holding a large crowbar while standing near a sewer entrance in the middle of the night.

MyBlockNYC

Two of the co-founders of an innovative “video map” of New York discuss personal expression, urban exploration and the civic possibilities of video.

City of Systems

City of Systems: Waste Removal

In our final video on complex urban systems, writer Elizabeth Royte offers a snapshot of the past, present and future of what happens to New Yorkers' trash once it leaves the curb.

Making Room

Introducing Making Room: a research, design and advocacy project to shape New York’s housing stock to address the changing needs of how we live now.