Urban Omnibus

Sociologist Lucia Trimbur describes how urban boxing gyms provide an opportunity for a particularly vulnerable population, formerly incarcerated men of color, to "recover from detention and establish stability in the free world."
Jul 31, 2014   Urban Omnibus
<em>Urban Omnibus</em> ventures into the New York City Department of Transportation's Traffic Management Center to find out how technology is changing the way the city manages its traffic signals and traffic flows.
May 7, 2011   Urban Omnibus
A new series of posters connected to a conference on "the New City" presents ideas for improving our urban areas. <em>Urban Omnibus</em> presents some of the posters.
Apr 24, 2011   Urban Omnibus
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