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Industry

The Location of Justice: Introduction

Map: The Location of Justice

How can we define the “criminal justice system”? What is it, where is it, and what are all of the things that it does?

Salt Pile

As a pit deepens in Chile, a pile rises in New York City. Dan Adams and Marie Law Adams chart the story of New York's relationship with one mineral — from explosions on a faraway salt flat, across oceans, and to its landing in a dynamic mountain on Staten Island's North Shore.

Marketing Waste: Recycling New York City

Thomas Outerbridge explains the infrastructure of recycling in New York City, touching on how public awareness, household participation, and new recycling technologies can contribute to reducing waste.

Studio Reports

Future Bronx(es)

In the latest installment of their Crisis Fronts degree project, Michael Chen and Jason Lee ask students to use the specific urban challenges of the Bronx to investigate the intersection between public policy and speculative design.

Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts

Hunts Point, Bronx

In our third of a series of profiles of Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts around the five boroughs, Joey de Jesus takes us on a tour of Hunts Point, Bronx, to explore how artists, activists, and educators have turned social and environmental challenges into opportunities.

Spaceworks

Paul Parkhill discusses an ambitious initiative to develop affordable workspace for artists, touching on issues of real estate economics, neighborhood stabilization, and the evolving needs of a diverse urban workforce.

Proximity is Creativity: Unlocking the Value of the Garment District

Fashion designer Yeohlee Teng and architect Joerg Schwartz discuss their involvement in an initiative to demonstrate the importance of the fashion industry to New York City, and to preserve and strengthen the efficiencies and vitality of its core.

Disappearing Histories: A Conversation with Christopher Payne

Christopher Payne -- whose photographs have documented abandoned structures, obsolete industrial processes, and American craftsmanship -- discusses photography's potential to remind us of our disappearing histories.

Urban Industry Redefined: The Brooklyn Navy Yard

Caitlin Blanchfield looks at how a historic shipbuilding facility is fostering a new culture of industry in New York, one informed by a sophisticated understanding of local dynamics, regional economics, and global challenges.

From the Archives: Brooklyn Army Terminal

Since 1919, a former military depot in Sunset Park has seen three million troops, the US Post Office, refugees, biotechnology, Elvis Presley and, later this month, the League's Beaux Arts Ball.

Vertical Urban Factory

Architectural historian Nina Rappaport analyzes the evolution of factory design and calls for the reintegration of urban industry into the fabric of our cities.