Lessons in Subway Archaeology

Henry Grabar joins subway historian Joseph Raskin on a tour of the G train, charting a history of proactive investment in infrastructure through the vestiges of uncompleted projects along its route.

The Jamaica Bay Greenway: A Resilient Ring for Southern Brooklyn and the Rockaways

New York's own regional loop could be part of a larger strategy for long-term resilience in adjacent communities.

Growing Long Island's Downtowns: The Regional Benefits of Better Parking Design

Kaja Kühl and June Williamson explain how improved parking design can spur suburban downtown development in line with community goals of attracting young people, providing affordable housing, and stimulating local economies.

Studio Reports

Studio Report: The Good Old Days

Daniel D'Oca shares student work that proposes creative ways to improve seniors' comfort, mobility, safety, and happiness to support aging in place.

Civic Action Charrette

Thirteen designers and planners spend an afternoon with the League and the Noguchi Museum, drawing and thinking about how to advance a holistic, culture-led vision of Long Island City's possible futures.

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.

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.