New York City
New York City has passed sweeping new laws to green the city’s roofs. What do they mean for residents, building owners, and birds?
The on-demand economy demands a lot from New York City’s streets. How might logistics better integrate with the city’s sidewalk ballet?
For the Lenape Center, reversing the erasure of New York's indigenous past is about making space for future generations. How can the city welcome back its original peoples and their living culture?
With too few facilities, and many in urgent need of repair or renovation, New York has a big public bathroom problem. But the city's parks, plazas, POPS, and more hold clues to overhauling its network of relief.
An artist and an architect collaborate to visualize the landscapes along New York City’s perimeter, depicting a city rarely seen or heard.
The on-demand economy is helping restore New York City’s historic warehouses to their original purpose, and spurring the development of a new generation of industrial-scale architecture in the urban core.
28 pounds, 450,000 words, 800 photographs, 200 maps. 50 years on, what can NYC’s only comprehensive plan teach us about envisioning a collective urban future?
Facial recognition. Tenant screening platforms. Biometric databases. A new set of digital products seeks to disrupt the real estate industry. But these technologies are fast becoming weaponized against a familiar target of housing discrimination: working-class tenants of color.
From video-enabled visual interpretation to 3D audio effects, smartphone wayfinding apps have a lot to offer Blind users. But these new features are no substitute for public infrastructure — digital or otherwise — that accounts for nonvisual navigation of the built environment.
When vastly different institutions are located in the same building, do students learn how to share, or how the city is profoundly unfair?
Thousands of new rain gardens are soaking up stormwater across the city. As green infrastructure settles into the sidewalk, can we learn to love a sewer?
An artist and an artificial intelligence, trained on the data of 1,000 anonymous New Yorkers, follow a path forged by no one in particular.
For activists, scientists, and designers, images from the river's past hold the key to imagining its future.