A Day in the Life of Branch Libraries

A video offers a powerful case for why libraries need additional resources to extend opening hours.

Profiles in Public Service

Hard Units: A Drive through Jersey City with Brian Loughlin

Brian Loughlin, the chief architect for the Jersey City Housing Authority, takes us on a tour of recent renovations and rehabilitations, demonstrating the architectural innovation and policy acumen required to navigate federal housing programs and create sound homes and neighborhoods.

The City in the Classroom: Career and Technical Education in NYC Schools

John Surico reports on the rise of Career and Technical Education in New York City schools, chronicling how it aligns with urban policy priorities to diversify the economy and create jobs.

The Value of Land: How Community Land Trusts Maintain Housing Affordability

Oksana Mironova charts an alternative strategy to land ownership and property management that helps communities solve a broad range of problems — including widening inequality and decreasing community control over housing costs — that affect residents across the country.

What Is Zoning?

Christine Gaspar of the Center for Urban Pedagogy walks us through the core concepts of New York City’s zoning code and describes the strategies the organization employs to break down its complexity.

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.

Profiles in Public Service

Affordable and Attainable: A Conversation on Housing with Lindsay Haddix

The Chief of Staff for the Office of Development at HPD explains the agency's strategies for funding, incentivizing, developing, and preserving affordable housing in New York City.