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Topography

Traces Along the Edge

An artist and an architect collaborate to visualize the landscapes along New York City’s perimeter, depicting a city rarely seen or heard.

East Harlem Gets Ready

For high school students in the Climate Resilience Leadership Lab, emergency preparedness means mobilizing the neighborhood.

In the Hudson's Image

For activists, scientists, and designers, images from the river's past hold the key to imagining its future.

Freshkills: Reorientation

Our inaugural Urban Wild Writer in Residence reports from the four mounds of the future Freshkills Park.

Capturing Change

Leachate and Landscape

Photographers explore the infrastructural underpinnings of Freshkills Park.

Bronx Contours: A Photo Essay

Topography structures life in the Bronx like nowhere else in the city. Take a look at how the built environment responds to the undulating terrain of the city's great north through the lens of photographer Kris Graves.

Exploring Northern Central Park: A History Told Through Rocks and Hills

Marie Warsh draws on recent archaeological discoveries to revisit the history of the northern end of Central Park. Touching on geology and topography, 19th century military strategy, and new readings of documentation of Central Park's creation, she reveals a more densely layered cultural landscape than is commonly understood.

Urban Omnibus Writing Competition: The Unfinished Grid

The Grid and its Guises

Another selection from the Unfinished Grid Essay Competition considers what two centuries of interpretation of Manhattan's street grid can tell us about ourselves.