Communications, con Cariño
Greta Byrum of Community Tech NY talks about the importance of grassroots digital networks in keeping people connected during disasters.
Making Science Actionable
The Urban Systems Lab talks about overlapping social vulnerabilities to climate change and COVID-19, and their efforts to gather and share the data that matters most in a complex and ever-shifting situation.
The World Inverted
Kate Papacosma takes us on a tour through the expansive meadows and hidden precincts of Prospect Park, reflecting on its importance as a place of healing in a wounded city.
What People Need and What the Stock Provides
Sarah Watson of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council talks about crafting policy at the intersection of public health and private home, and the urgency to build and adapt dwellings that reflect how New Yorkers live — alone or together.
Everyone Has Something to Give, Everyone Has Something That They Need
With so many New Yorkers sick, out-of-work, and risking arrest at the front lines of protests, Crown Heights Mutual Aid has been pooling human and economic resources to help their neighbors-in-need. We hear from some of the group's members about the city's rapidly evolving landscape of care, the importance of staying local, and the challenges of being in it for the long haul.
There's a Difference between Tactical and Shortsighted
As streets close to car traffic and cycling surges, SLO Architecture argues that the infrastructure for more just and accessible urban mobilities can already be found beneath our feet.
We're About Getting People Free, Period
With the pandemic churning inside city jails, a proliferation of mutual aid networks are crowdsourcing funds to get as many people out of pretrial detention as they can. We hear from organizers of COVID Bail Out NYC about what securing someone else's freedom really means.
Moving to a new storefront home in Bedford-Stuyvesant, The Laundromat Project is working to build a shared long-term vision with its neighbors.
This Is What We're Seeing, This Is What We're Not Seeing
Mark Dicus of the SoHo Broadway Initiative reflects on the ups and down of a tumultuous year along one of New York City's most heavily-trafficked pedestrian corridors.
Poetry for the People, in Public Spaces
During a year of confinement and circumscription, the people behind Queensbound have been working to keep the borough connected through site-specific poetry.