Urban Omnibus

Urban Omnibus is an online project of the Architectural League that explores, through multi-media features and online commentary, the relationship between design of all disciplines and the built environment of New York City.

Oct 29
The Rise and Fall of Manhattan’s Density : Photo of a tenement room in 1902 taken during an inspection by the New York City Tenement House Department | Photo via NYPL In 1951, economist Colin Clark published the seminal paper “Urban Population...
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Oct 29
The Storm That Will Be: Protecting Public Housing in the New 100-Year Floodplain : It’s been two years since Superstorm Sandy made landfall in the New York metro area, bringing newfound clarity to the urgent need for climate risk preparedness in the region....
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Oct 22
Actionable Cartographies : Matt Knutzen performs a different kind of public service than Bruce Barrett of the School Construction Authority or Jeffrey Roth of the Fire Department of New York, two recent install...
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Oct 17
Mandala Roundabout: Walking Columbus Circle with Karen Finley : Karen Finley at the helm, circumnavigating Columbus Circle | photo by Justin Liu, Columbia University GSAPP Emerging from the underground to Columbus Circle, Manhattan’s premiere roundabout, can disor...
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Oct 15
Living Los Sures, Past and Present : Hipsters. Artisanal foods. Gentrification. These images seem forever linked to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, simplified notions of a place that are as ubiquitous as they are problematic....
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Oct 14
OmniBeers | October 22nd : The Urban Omnibus team always relishes an opportunity to get out from behind our screens and meet our readers in person. And, frankly, it’s been too long since we’ve done so in an organized way....
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Oct 8
Schools of Architecture : In June we kicked off our new Profiles in Public Service series by interviewing Jeffrey Roth, the Assistant Commissioner for Management Initiatives at the New York City Fire Departmen...
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Oct 3
Subway Maps for Cities without Subways : Metro Austin | Click to enlarge Ivan Specht is an 8th grader whose fascination with cities, public transit, and maps has led him to embark on a creative cartography project that belies his age. The pr...
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