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 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.
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.
By the El: 3rd Avenue and its El at Mid-Century
Lawrence Stelter discusses his book on the 3rd Avenue Elevated, which combines a rich archive of his father's photography with a comprehensive understanding of New York’s public transit history.
Planning Corps on Queens Boulevard
Shin-pei Tsay describes how a group of volunteer urban planners collaborated to help local stakeholders argue for road safety improvements to Queens Boulevard and to redefine how planners can engage directly with communities.