Proximity is Creativity: Unlocking the Value of the Garment District
Fashion designer Yeohlee Teng and architect Joerg Schwartz discuss their involvement in an initiative to demonstrate the importance of the fashion industry to New York City, and to preserve and strengthen the efficiencies and vitality of its core.
From Waiting Rooms to Resource Hubs: Designing Change at the Department of Probation
Laura Kurgan describes an integrated, systemic design process for the largest alternative-to-incarceration program in the country.
Cities and Climate Change: Small Enough to Act, Big Enough to Matter
Shin-pei Tsay calls on urbanists to better communicate the crucial role cities can play in addressing the global challenges of climate change.
Making Meaning Together: The Triangle Fire Open Archive and Open Museum
Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani tells the story behind an innovative memorial to a century-old tragedy with an evolving and enduring legacy for labor rights, building codes and the challenges of commemoration.
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.
Low-Rise, High-Density Housing: A Contemporary View of Marcus Garvey Park Village
40 years after its construction, Karen Kubey revisits Marcus Garvey Park Village in Brownsville, Brooklyn, a revealing example of the design philosophies and policy priorities behind low-rise, high-density housing.
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.
Rules of Conduct
Urban planner Douglas Woodward analyzes the rules posted in privately owned public spaces to investigate some of the challenges involved in the private provision of public goods.
Seeing Green: Urban Agriculture as Green Infrastructure
Tyler Caruso and Erik Facteau explain their scientific study of the value of urban farms, an effort to produce hard data that can challenge nay-sayers and inform policies and regulations that support agriculture in the city.