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.

Sep 17
Debating Privatization: Southbridge Towers Votes : Last year’s mayoral election vaulted the growing need for new affordable housing to the center of discussion over New York City’s future, and Mayor de Blasio released an ambitious plan earlier this ye...
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Sep 16
Climate Week Roundup: Change in the Streets, Gallery, Theater, & Lecture Hall : Over the last year, we’ve brought you periodic updates from The Architectural League’s initiative The Five Thousand Pound Life, an ambitious slate of programs, digital releases, and a major design stu...
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Sep 10
Beaux Arts Ball 2014: CraftSeptember 20th : The dome of Weylin B. Seymour’s, formerly the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, under restoration | Photo courtesy of see....
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Sep 10
A Shared Life :  Yen Ha’s “A Shared Life” is the third and final of the winning entries to our Common Shares writing competition. Read together, the three are a perfect complement....
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Sep 3
5KL: Energy Issues, Energy Entrepreneurship : The Energy Issues panel at 5KL: The Energy Issue Back in June, we called your attention to two parts of 5KL: The Energy Issue, a series of discussions between energy experts and entr...
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Sep 3
Architecture vs. Housing: The Case of Sugar Hill : As an architect and writer, Susanne Schindler focuses on how design and policy affect the form, funding, and lived experience of housing....
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Aug 27
Under Annihilation’s Sign: Public Memory and Prospect Park’s Battle Pass : Brooklyn’s Prospect Park is well known for its bountiful farmers market, avid runners, consistent drum circle, and the waves of picnics and barbecues that dot its fields in summertime....
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Aug 25
Hunts Point | Memories of the Future : Interface of the Memories of the Future app In the year 130 AD, Claudius Ptolemy noted that “when the Earth is delineated on a sphere, it has a shape like its own, without need of altering,” but attem...
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