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.

Cycle Tracks and the Evolving American Streetscape

David Vega-Barachowitz investigates the policies, stakeholders and theories that have historically shaped street design standards in the US, and calls on designers to rethink how we share and use our roads.

Supply Chain Spotlight: Freight Rail

Joshua Nelson explains how freight rail works in New York, reflecting on rail's environmental and economic advantages as well as its role in getting potatoes to your local market.

Signal Space

Michael Chen investigates the physical, spatial and technological significance of the infrastructure of mobile communication networks.

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.

City of Systems

City of Systems: Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

In our second video on complex urban systems, we consider the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge as both an icon of civil engineering and a catalyst for systemic urban change.

From Trucks to Tugs: Short Sea Shipping

Carter Craft and Christina Sun explain how the use of short-distance, waterborne freight transport can improve the health, efficiency and landscape of New York City.

Stephen Mallon: Reframing the Machine

Photographer Stephen Mallon talks about the surreal beauty of engineering and how photography can provoke contemplation of industry and our natural environment — and their unexpected convergences.

City of Systems

City of Systems: Traffic Signal

In the first of a new video series about complex urban systems, we take a closer look at traffic signals citywide and visit the Traffic Management Center in Long Island City.

Coast Guard Sector New York

In a city of islands, who makes sure our waterways are safe and working? Cdr. Linda Sturgis and Lt. Cdr. Ed Munoz shed light on what it takes to manage and protect one of our most important assets.