Architect Vishaan Chakrabarti writes that Japan's urbanism should serve as a model to the rest of the world for its density and the "urbane society" it creates.
Apr 17, 2011 Urban Omnibus
The New School is now offering an undergraduate degree in urban design. <em>Urban Omnibus</em> talks with the program's director about why the program was created and what it intends to accomplish.
Mar 20, 2011 Urban Omnibus
Urban Omnibus takes of tour of Queens' Jackson Heights neighborhood with author Suketu Mehta, exploring the vibrant urban culture that has permeated the neighborhood even before Mehta's family moved in in 1977.
Mar 17, 2011 Urban Omnibus
With the recent developments happening in North Africa and the Middle East, public squares are taking center-stage as the epicenters of change.
Feb 25, 2011 Urban Omnibus
Beatville is a new "open source, multi-player environment for real cities", which purports to be a useful tool for democratizing urban planning. Does it live up to the hype? Urban Omnibus checks it out.
Jan 28, 2011 Urban Omnibus
A new project is seeking to create the first citywide, comprehensive urban agriculture plan for New York City.
Jan 24, 2011 Urban Omnibus
"Give a Minute" is a program that seeks ideas for fixing cities directly from the people who use them, using ads in newspapers and displays in public spaces to ask a big question, such as "What would get you to walk, bike or take transit more often?"
Dec 25, 2010 Urban Omnibus
Thomas Sevcik says that hoping for an economic benefit by attracting the creative class and artists is a wrongheaded strategy.
Dec 17, 2010 Urban Omnibus
In a part of Staten Island largely developed before formal sewer systems were in place, the effort to address both logistics and environmental issues offers lessons for other urban areas.
Dec 9, 2010 Urban Omnibus
<em>Urban Omnibus</em> offers a summary of the recent debate that went down over the future of Harvard's Graduate School of Design concerning urban design, landscape urbanism and new urbanism.
Nov 21, 2010 Urban Omnibus