Formerly incarcerated people reassemble their lives at the Castle, a singular housing facility and a supportive home base created by The Fortune Society.
Has Any City Ever Planned for Love?
For Shelf Life, a film made in 1964 provides an enduring lens through which to look at density's delights.
Public Housing Transformed
Catherine Fennell and Crystal Palmer, two authorities on Chicago's public housing transformation, probed the problematic mythos of public housing—from the "failure" of tower complexes to the virtues of mixed-income redevelopment.
Excerpts from three documentary films, screened at the first Housing Brass Tacks film night, tackle how inequality is inscribed in the housing landscape.
Finding New York in West Side Story
How did a musical that contains virtually nothing of New York come to represent the city?
When John Lindsay Gave New York to the World
How Mayor John Lindsay turned the city into a set, and a set piece.
Where Chaos Is Normal: How Times Square Operates
Damian Santucci, Director of Production and Operations for the Times Square Alliance, walks us through the groundwork behind the spectacle of the Square and the logistics of coordinating hundreds of events, film shoots, and public art installations in a public space that sees 350,000 visitors a day.
A Day in the Life of Branch Libraries
A video offers a powerful case for why libraries need additional resources to extend opening hours.