Urban Industry Redefined: The Brooklyn Navy Yard

Caitlin Blanchfield looks at how a historic shipbuilding facility is fostering a new culture of industry in New York, one informed by a sophisticated understanding of local dynamics, regional economics, and global challenges.

Undercity: The Infrastructural Explorations of Steve Duncan

Steve Duncan — historian, photographer and explorer — reflects on wastewater infrastructure, underground rivers, and the thrills and urban lessons he's discovered beneath the surface of cities.

Making Connections: Planning for Green Infrastructure in Two Bridges

Kerri Culhane explains how geographical, historical and architectural factors make the Two Bridges neighborhood uniquely suited to realize the environmental, economic and social benefits of green infrastructure.

Pulses of Light Beneath the Streets

A book about the Internet's physical infrastructure inspires a closer look at how fiber optic cables are woven — literally — into the city's fabric.

The East River Blueway Plan

Adam Lubinsky discusses a range of urban planning strategies and design opportunities to help get New Yorkers into the waters of the East River.

Rights of Way: Shared Streets and the Evolving Municipal Traffic Code

David Vega-Barachowitz traces the origins of our entrenched notions of how streets should be used, and suggests an alternative future built on an ethic of shared responsibility and common sense.

Making Buildings Work: The Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

The CEO of the city’s first non-profit industrial developer discusses how his organization creates space for a new generation of urban manufacturing in New York City.

Profiles in Public Service

The Landscapes of Region 11's Built System

Jim Lau shares the landscape architecture work of the New York State Department of Transportation, including a skatepark under the BQE, a waterfront park in Inwood, and an extensive greenway along the Bronx River.

By the El: 3rd Avenue and its El at Mid-Century

Lawrence Stelter discusses his book on the 3rd Avenue Elevated, which combines a rich archive of his father's photography with a comprehensive understanding of New York’s public transit history.

Planning Corps on Queens Boulevard

Shin-pei Tsay describes how a group of volunteer urban planners collaborated to help local stakeholders argue for road safety improvements to Queens Boulevard and to redefine how planners can engage directly with communities.