Our Fair City
50 years after the passage of a landmark law, how will New York City assess the fairness of its housing?
Reentry: Start Here
People returning to city life after time in prison will soon be able to find help at some branch libraries. How can designers help librarians create life-saving connections?
With New York City on the verge of reorganizing the private sanitation industry, union organizer Allan Henry connects the dots between street safety, worker rights, and environmental impacts.
Where Corrections Meets Connections
People trying to stay connected to their loved ones in New York's jails and prisons must travel great distances and navigate intimidating rules and requirements.
Where School Meets Prison
As police personnel and machinery have settled into New York City schools, the line between school discipline and criminal punishment has become blurry.
See and Be Seen
When safe space is hard to find, art and events collective Papi Juice gives queer and trans people of color a home — and a soundtrack — for the night.
Where Care Meets Confinement
For doctors trying to provide mental health care to people who are incarcerated or detained by the New York City Department of Corrections, city jails pose a challenge — and provide an opportunity.
Policing Is an Information Business
The NYPD vaunts crime mapping technologies from CompStat maps to a vast networked surveillance infrastructure. Who benefits?
The CompStat Evangelist Consultant World Tour
28 maps track the networks of consultancy through which CompStat's architects spread the gospel — often for a tidy fee.
Queer, New Urban Agendas
In London, as in New York, forces of development and displacement threaten nightlife spaces of significance for the LGBTQ+ community. How can municipal governments help?