Urban Omnibus is the Architectural League’s online publication dedicated to defining and enriching the culture of citymaking. The Omnibus’s ever-growing collection of multi-media content explores projects and perspectives in architecture, art, policy, and activism – tried and tested in New York City – that offer new ways of understanding, representing and improving urban life and landscape worldwide. This week on Urban Omnibus:
Maintaining NYCHA: Debunking the Myth of Unmanageable High-Rise Public Housing
In an excerpt from the new book Public Housing Myths: Perception, Reality, and Social Policy, Nicholas Dagen Bloom challenges the assumption that high-rise public housing is fundamentally unmanageable by examining the history and vital importance of NYCHA’s dedicated maintenance staff. Read more here.