New York City's street trees help cool pavement, filter air, buffer against storms, and improve moods. The arborists of NYC Parks are working to distribute those benefits as widely as possible.
Through a new, interactive podcast, an artist surfaces the intimate stories and complex connections that bind New York City residents to the land and people who provide their water.
Public space may be essential to urban life, but its benefits are far from universally enjoyed. Could a municipal Department of Care bring context-sensitive design and services to every corner of the city?
The geography of methadone treatment in New York City follows familiar patterns of discrimination, while clinics subject patients to punishment, not rehabilitation. Does this one kind of medicine need its own space in the first place?
There's nothing shallow about the infrastructure of New York City's public pools. An architect dives deep into their essential, and evolving, roles in urban life.
The New St. Marks Baths became a key infrastructure of care in the struggle against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. What can its history tell us about still pressing questions around public health, private pleasure, and the spaces in-between?