Disciplined Disrupters: Finding Solutions in Brownsville

Rasmia Kirmani-Frye and Nadine Maleh of Community Solutions discuss how investment in the capability and capacity of a local community can bring transformative change to a neighborhood from within.

Typecast: Towers in the Park

Smith Houses: A Legacy of Activism

Sarika Bansal investigates how local traditions of advocacy, a history of community tensions, and the chronic underfunding of public housing inform residents' opposition to a controversial new development proposal at Smith Houses.

Walking to the Water: Environmental Justice and Newark's Riverfront Park

Damon Rich shares how the design and programming of Newark's Riverfront Park honors decades of local struggles around equity and identity.

West of Nathan's: Planning Coney Island's Residential Community

Housing advocate Oksana Mironova investigates the planning policies and housing developments that have shaped the often-overlooked residential side of Coney Island and calls for investment in a neighborhood facing challenges of poverty, climate change, and affordability loss.

On Neighborhoods

If you’ve ever had a conversation about living in New York, you are well aware of the role neighborhood plays in identity: your neighborhood stands in...

Typecast: Towers in the Park

Electchester: A City Made for Workers

Labor journalist Ari Paul visits Electchester, a Queens housing complex constructed by a labor union of electricians, and uncovers a history that provokes urgent questions about contemporary housing challenges.

City of Stories: A Conversation with Constance Rosenblum

Veteran journalist Constance Rosenblum reflects on a career spent highlighting individual voices to tell the story of New York.

Toward a Stronger Social Infrastructure: A Conversation with Eric Klinenberg

Eric Klinenberg explains the complexities and importance of neighborhood networks and community spaces and discusses the opportunities they present to designers and urbanists.