Museum of the Phantom City

Irene Cheng and Brett Snyder share the inspiration behind their iPhone app and pose questions sparked by their research. Read their story and then go tour the unbuilt city.

One Size Fits Some

This symposium is part of the Citizens Housing & Planning Council’s broad-based investigation of housing and space standards in New York City. Read, watch, listen and respond.

Toward the Sentient City: Interviews

Designers reflect on how their work explores implications of ubiquitous computing for architecture and urban space.

Why Grand Central Works

Vishaan Chakrabarti walks through one of the city's favorite spaces. His reflections range from design details to regional economics to the relationship between infrastructure and density.

A Walk with Frank Duffy

Frank Duffy and Rosalie Genevro reflect on the buildings of Lower Manhattan, critically assessing what our use of commercial space can tell us about our changing city.

A Walk with Bob Yaro

Regional Plan Association President Bob Yaro reflects on the transformation of Midtown West, focusing on three pivotal sites: Penn Station, Hudson Yards, and the Javits Center.

 

Queens Plaza: Infrastructure Reframed

Sandro Marpillero, Linda Pollak and Margie Ruddick share perspectives on their transformation of Queens Plaza, recasting the relationship between ecology, art and infrastructure.

 

Imagining Recovery

Architecture students Wayne Congar and Troy Therrien share the back story of the design competition they organized to invite new visions of post-financial crisis America.

Fluxxlab: Making Ideas Happen

Architects Jenny Broutin and Carmen Trudell reflect on the development of their prototype for energy generating revolving doors, offering a case study for other innovators.

 

Make a Difference in Two Days

Bryan Bell, founder of Design Corps, invites young designers to design and build a project in the public interest, from found materials, in two days.