A Few Days in the Bronx: From Co-op City to Twin Parks

Susanne Schindler and Juliette Spertus examine two very different large-scale, high-density housing developments in the Bronx and consider how their histories can inform future innovation in affordable housing.

Low-Rise, High-Density Housing: A Contemporary View of Marcus Garvey Park Village

40 years after its construction, Karen Kubey revisits Marcus Garvey Park Village in Brownsville, Brooklyn, a revealing example of the design philosophies and policy priorities behind low-rise, high-density housing.

Living Room: Housing Works Builds Housing

Gavin Browning calls attention to the supportive housing developments and programs of Housing Works so often overshadowed by the organization's more familiar street-level enterprises.

A Walk Down Mulberry Street with Monsignor Sakano

The Pastor of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral shares the history of the iconic Soho church and reflects on his work in ministry, social work and affordable housing in the context of a constantly changing city.

Starrett City: A Home of One's Own — With Party Walls

Rosalie Genevro offers a historical snapshot of Starrett City and challenges us to question conventional notions of "house" and "home" in American culture.

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.

Solar Decathlon

Representatives from three interdisciplinary teams of college students in the New York metro area share how they are taking on the challenge of this year’s Solar Decathlon.

Beyond Flyover Urbanism: Learning from São Paulo

Thaddeus Pawlowski reflects on his participation in a recent professional urban design exchange between São Paulo and New York.

Studio Reports

Bronx Lower Concourse Housing

Bronwyn Breitner and James Slade describe how their students reconsidered one of our most familiar architectural spaces, the residence, in the context of the Bronx's Lower Concourse.

Studio Reports

Reimagining Towers-in-the-Park

Roy Strickland describes a student project that combines infill development, real estate financing and urban design to re-envision the housing projects of the Lower East Side.