Pipeline Territories

With natural gas dependency on the rise, thousands of miles of pipe connect New York City to a vast and dangerous geography of extraction.

Freshkills: Reorientation

Our inaugural Urban Wild Writer in Residence reports from the four mounds of the future Freshkills Park.

Beyond Resilience

Nearly six years after Sandy flooded basements and uprooted trees, Red Hook Houses is still in recovery. But designers from KPF and OLIN see a future brighter than survival, when infrastructure combines with art and the landscape rises above the waterline.

Growing in the Gaps

In post-bankruptcy Detroit, planner Maurice Cox and his interdisciplinary team are making vacancy an asset, revitalizing through preservation, and listening to residents who know the city the best.

The Location of Justice: Systems

The Happy Prison

Where do the street trees come from, and where does the compost go? Rikers Island was the city’s growing outpost for years. But does “greening” the prison always improve things for prisoners?

Capturing Change

Nesting Season

Photographers focus on the grasslands that cap the former Fresh Kills landfill and provide new homes for threatened wildlife.

Call for Proposals: Urban Wild Writer Residency

We seek a writer to explore and interpret the contemporary urban landscape where highways meet gas wells, herons, and kayakers.

Capturing Change

Leachate and Landscape

Photographers explore the infrastructural underpinnings of Freshkills Park.