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.

Jul 23
Reading Common Shares : Last night, a crowd gathered in the café of McNally Jackson Books to celebrate a first in the history of Urban Omnibus: the publication of a real-life, paper-and-ink booklet, collecting the w...
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Jul 23
A Commons of Unwanted Things : The 2014 Urban Omnibus writing competition, entitled Common Shares, invited writers to respond to the overlapping themes of common ownership, private property, and the sharing economy. We sought submi...
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Jul 16
Precedents for Experimentation: Talking Libraries with Shannon Mattern and Nate Hill : Earlier this week, we announced the teams selected to participate in the Re-envisioning Branch Libraries design study, a joint project of The Architectural League and the Center for an Urban Future (C...
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Jul 10
Exploring and Collaborating on Shared-Use Mobility Services : Photo by M.V. Jantzen Every day in cities across the country, people make choices that determine how they will get from point A to point B....
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Jul 9
Fighting for Tenant Rights on the Lower East Side : Cooper Square Committee’s Brandon Kielbasa and tour participants | Photo via Emily Gallagher What impressed me most about the illuminating tenant rights walking tour recently hosted by the Cooper Squa...
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Jul 9
Wasted: The Future of New York’s Garbage : The opening of Brooklyn’s Sims Municipal Recycling Facility in December of last year provided a good occasion to consider how we collect and treat solid waste in New York City....
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Jul 9
Rings of Refuge: The Boxing Gym in a Shrinking City : Walkable, transit-rich New York — with its rhetoric of opportunity, diversity, and wealth of public spaces — may seem a pinnacle of accessibility and mobility....
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Jul 2
Roundup — July 4th Edition : Photo by look@j The fireworks are returning to the East River and, serious concerns over the advisability of the investments required and individual opposition to certain yellow cards notwithstanding,...
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Jul 2
REVS’ Underground Autobiography : Text is broken up by gaps in the wall: PAGE 22 (BTK) OF STILLWELL — WE WERE BOTH CHECKIN SHIT OUT MY PIECE ROLLED IN + THERE ON IR … ABOVE ME THAT … WE GO THRU THE … WRITES … THEN HE POINTS … A FEW SE...
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