Arts for Transit: A Conversation with Sandra Bloodworth

The director of an MTA program to bring visual art and performance to New York City's public transportation system talks about activating spaces of infrastructure, improving rider experience and harnessing the power of public art.

Supply Chain Spotlight: Freight Rail

Joshua Nelson explains how freight rail works in New York, reflecting on rail's environmental and economic advantages as well as its role in getting potatoes to your local market.

Questioning the Car: A Walk with Mark Gorton

Transportation and livable streets advocate Mark Gorton explains why the car is a flawed technology for cities and shares his vision for a mostly auto-free New York.

Fast-Tracked: Who Decides Where the Subway Goes?

Alexandra Woolsey Puffer and Jeff Maki share the results of a high school student team’s investigation into transit planning and the westward expansion of the 7 line.

Beyond Flyover Urbanism: Learning from São Paulo

Thaddeus Pawlowski reflects on his participation in a recent professional urban design exchange between São Paulo and New York.

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City of Systems: Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

In our second video on complex urban systems, we consider the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge as both an icon of civil engineering and a catalyst for systemic urban change.

From Trucks to Tugs: Short Sea Shipping

Carter Craft and Christina Sun explain how the use of short-distance, waterborne freight transport can improve the health, efficiency and landscape of New York City.

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City of Systems: Traffic Signal

In the first of a new video series about complex urban systems, we take a closer look at traffic signals citywide and visit the Traffic Management Center in Long Island City.

Designing the New York City Subway Map

Last night, the Museum of the City of New York brought together a panel of New York City subway map dignitaries for "The New York City Subway Map – Form v. Function in the Public Realm:" designer Massimo Vignelli, designer John Tauranac, author and typographer Paul Shaw, and KickMap creator Eddie Jabbour, in a discussion moderated by Steven Miller.