To reimagine the Cross Bronx Expressway, and redress damage it has wrought for generations, we have to see the corridor clearly as it is today.
Piecing together land use laws from coast to coast, the National Zoning Atlas illustrates the need for reform.
Urban agriculture today extends from small community gardens to commercial hydroponics. New York City seeks to cultivate its many benefits.
Creating 3,000 more places to go can be transformative for people's dignity and the quality of the public realm. But actually implementing a citywide restroom network requires solutions that address each neighborhood's specific needs.
Herbs and berries are free for the picking along the Bronx River Foodway. But the public place for foraging is also a pathway to stronger connections with local ecologies and community self-determination.
Where a controversial sculpture stood, a monument to Harriet Tubman offers a new narrative and new directions for creating sites of collective memory.
Where can queer and trans community flourish, if not at Riis Beach? Yet current plans for its future don't account for the people it has sustained for decades.
On the voids storms and plans leave behind, and what we do with them.
Facing both urgent land use challenges and growing skepticism of public processes, a new unit for community planning is finding creative ways to engage people in shaping their neighborhoods and the city as a whole.
A half-century of experiments in private sector solutions to urban problems has brought mixed results and exacerbated inequality. How did we get here?