We seek a writer to explore and interpret the contemporary urban landscape where highways meet gas wells, herons, and kayakers.
Benjamen Walker and Vishaan Chakrabarti hang out in Tompkins Square Park and discuss the role spaces for public assembly have played in a variety of international examples of protest and reform.
Artist Julia Jacquette and writer James Trainor discuss Jacquette's graphic memoir, Playground of My Mind, digging into the sandbox of their memories and a critical chapter in the history of New York City's public spaces.
When Russell Jacobs started identifying trees, he found history, conflict, and company in an overlooked component of the streetscape.
Five writers tag along as scientists assess bat, insect, dragonfly, moss, and other plant populations during a 24-hour biological survey of Staten Island's Freshkills Park.
Geographer Marla Emery explains the nuances of urban foraging — its cultural and personal purposes, public health benefits and risks, and potential and pitfalls for land management.
Becca Cudmore reports on a new social and ecological health assessment of New York City’s parkland — the largest dataset ever gathered in a city — and its implications for the management of our wildest urban spaces.