100-Year Adaptation Zone
In their speculative proposal, Nine Reciprocities, two designers pair evocative visions of the long-term future with self-reflection. How can architecture help maintain community in the face of social and environmental challenges?
Green and New
In the service of one of the most ambitious policy frameworks in living memory, design students conjure future visions of environmental recovery where social justice comes first.
As New York reckons with a pandemic and police violence, truth can seem stranger than fiction. But a new work of urban fantasy bends the uncanny contours of crisis towards a vision of the city transformed through solidarity.
Stalking the Smart City
An artist and an artificial intelligence, trained on the data of 1,000 anonymous New Yorkers, follow a path forged by no one in particular.
With so much of value under threat from rising seas and flooding rains, recent books reconsider our relation to the water’s edge.
The New Public Water
Drinking water is all around us, but just out of reach. Can simple tweaks to the city’s emergency infrastructure radically expand access to this precious resource?
The city that never sleeps depends on 396,572 street lights. As bright white LEDs replace the familiar amber glow, what does tomorrow (night) hold?
Front of House
Vincent Meyer Madaus and Sebastian Bernardy look at the semi-public space between the sidewalk and the front door — and how residents satisfy their needs and fancies when space is scarce.
Disrupting the Superblock: Speculative Designs for NYCHA
Twelve students, six proposals, three sites: budding urban designers and architects re-envision New York City public housing.
Mapping Gowanus Today, Imagining Gowanus Tomorrow
Allison Henry explores seven proposals for the future of the Gowanus Canal.