Flatbush Start to Finish

Architectural historian Gabrielle Esperdy takes us on a journey from the Manhattan Bridge to Jamaica Bay, revealing the layers of urban history in one of Brooklyn's oldest and most important streets.

Portfolio: Five Borough Farm

Photographs showcase Five Borough Farm, an initiative which sets out to understand urban agriculture across the city.

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.

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.

Urban Omnibus Writing Competition: The Unfinished Grid

The Grid and its Guises

Another selection from the Unfinished Grid Essay Competition considers what two centuries of interpretation of Manhattan's street grid can tell us about ourselves.

Profiles of Spontaneous Urban Plants

Landscape designer David Seiter champions the ecological and aesthetic benefits of informal plants - weeds - in urban space, and catalogues the uses and cultural significance of New York's native flora.

Gowanus Lowline: Connections

David Briggs and Anthony Deen share the winning designs from the first of a series of competitions that address the challenges of developing contaminated urban areas.

A Country of Cities

The Ultimate Country of Cities

In the final installment of a Country of Cities, Vishaan pens a love letter to Japan, a country that has shaped his beliefs in the importance of dense urban living.

A Country of Cities

Liberation Squares

In the ninth installment of A Country of Cities, Vishaan examines the protests unfolding across the Middle East in terms of how urban space can enhance or prohibit social change.