Steven Higashide imagines a near future in New York, in which a new City agency—the Department of Externalities—monitors and evaluates the social and environmental effects of everyday actions.
Malaika Kim traces how the intangibles of her life—the passage of time, acquired knowledge, and changes in lifestyle and family—have shifted her experience of the physical environment.
A city needs memory like it needs streets, trees, and people. But how do we build an infrastructure to contain and deliver the city’s history? Ben Vershbow, former director of NYPL Labs, talks with Shannon Mattern about libraries as stewards of the past in the age of Google Maps.
A field trip to Dutch Kills Green at the eastern end of Queens Plaza, Long Island City
A cocktail reception, art auction, and benefactors’ dinner to support Urban Omnibus, the Architectural League’s online publication dedicated to defining the culture of citymaking.
Join Urban Omnibus and the Design Trust for Public Space for a Public Space Potluck at the IBM Building Atrium.
Tuesday, February 15, 7:00pm. Come connect with our collaborators and bid on original artwork by some of the phenomenal artists we have featured on the site.
On Sunday, May 16th, do not miss a rare opportunity to explore Roosevelt Island with one of its masterplanners and then enjoy a guided tour of an exhibition that unveils the Island’s best kept secret: it’s trash collection system.
F. Kaid Benfield, Director of the NRDC’s Smart Growth Program, wrote a thoughtful response to Vanessa Keith’s Urban Omnibus feature Clip-on Architecture, in which he also recounts a recent tour of the green roof at ASLA’s DC office. -Varick Shute, Program Manager, Urban Omnibus
An Urban Omnibus/WNYC meet-up exploring the Museum of the Phantom City iPhone app, developed by Irene Cheng and Brett Snyder, Saturday, October 31. Cheng and Snyder will discuss their work and lead a tour of some of the sites included in the project.
An Urban Omnibus and WNYC meet-up at the Atlantic Avenue – Pacific Street subway station, with a tour led by Fred Bland, who conducted a major masterplan for the station’s renovation in the early 1990s.
Artist Brooke Singer, advocate Anne Rabe, and historian Sarah Vogel will discuss the history of the Superfund program, the politics of designation, and the changing legal definitions of toxins, risk, and responsibility.
A walking tour led by lifelong Bronx resident Sam Goodman of the Bronx Borough President’s Office and Deborah Marton, Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space, followed by a potluck and discussion.
A guided tour of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk with its designer, environmental sculptor George Trakas. Presented by Urban Omnibus and WNYC.