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.

Dec 17
2014 Highlights (Made Possible by Readers Like You) : Like most years in the ever-changing metropolis of New York, 2014 has been marked by significant flux....
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Dec 17
A More Resilient Neighborhood, Just Beyond the Grid : While independent communications infrastructure, renewable energy, and resilient heating and power systems may all be major priorities in contemporary urban development, the three aren’t typically inc...
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Dec 17
Housing Beyond the Market: Transatlantic Precedents : We are pleased to introduce Susanne Schindler as one of our new Urban Omnibus columnists....
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Dec 10
Visible, Legible, Navigable: Graphic Design Meets Disaster Relief : Red Hook HUB installed at the Red Hook Branch Library What happens when graphic designers engage in creative placemaking, the intentional use of arts to shape the physical, social, and economic future...
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Dec 10
The Anatomy of Emergency : Of all the roles of government, emergency response may be the least controversial. When disaster hits, we expect our fire, police, and other public services to provide immediate relief....
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Dec 3
The Privatization of Prospect : In the essay below, Stephen Rustow, an architect and urban planner, ruminates on skyscrapers — one of the most visible icons of cityscapes — as more than monuments to behold from a di...
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Nov 26
Turkey Day Roundup : Sign for Staten Island’s Turkey National Park | Photo via Turkey National Park Whether you are sticking around the city or decamping to greener pastures like a lucky group of Staten Island turkeys, th...
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