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The Omnibus Roundup – deforestation, smart MetroCards, public art and the Street View car

This week on the Omnibus, Vanessa Keith made some thought-provoking connections between tropical deforestation and sustainable urban retrofitting. Here's another way to think about deforestation in urban terms - this time in the context of the world's great urban parks, from architect and artist Maya Lin

The Omnibus Roundup – Adolfo Carrión, greening, Create Change artists, City-Go-Round, and R-O-B the robot

The Omnibus Roundup – Coney deal, stalled sites, canal plans, interstate adaptive reuse, biking rules

The city has been abuzz with news of the Bloomberg administration's $95.6 million deal with Thor Equities for 6.9 acres in Coney Island. Read about the details in the city's press release or the New York Times, and then check out

The Omnibus Roundup – science barge and waterpod, Concourse, Queens Plaza, moving walkways

The Omnibus Roundup – Gowanus photos and video, cars, and urban farms in SF