An emerging design movement is trying to counteract obesity in American cities.
Feb 26, 2011 Fast Co. Design
Phase One of the Hunter's Point South waterfront development is set to begin as Mayor Bloomberg unveils details of the plan.
Feb 23, 2011 Gothamist
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday that the city will begin to utilize QR (quick response) codes on all building permits, providing more access to information for New York residents.
Feb 23, 2011 TechCrunch
When you look at Obama's $3.73 trillion, 2012 budget proposal, with EPA down 11% and HUD down 16%, one department stands out - transportation, increasing 68%. Yonah Freemark looks at some of the details in his transportation budget proposal.
Feb 16, 2011 theTransportPolitic
A residential development in the Upper West Side aims to bring a taste of Danish urban aesthetic to the Big Apple.
Feb 16, 2011 GOOD Magazine
New York City's savvy transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan is using data-backed policy initiatives and local governance to boost bicycle and public transit facilities, despite a conservative media backlash.
Feb 16, 2011 AlterNet
Climate change and sea level rise are expected to increase the amount of major storm events worldwide. For coastal parts of New York City, the effects could be catastrophic. The city is trying to plan now for the storms to come.
Feb 15, 2011 WNYC
Communities in the slums of India are well known for "making do". A new exhibit looks at how that spirit of innovation and adaptation plays out in these cities and how other cities can learn from them.
Feb 14, 2011 The Architect's Newspaper
A new report from NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy reveals that the parking minimums required for new developments are a significant part of why housing in New York is so expensive.
Feb 13, 2011 Streetsblog
Could the 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater that New Yorkers produce daily be an asset?
Feb 11, 2011 The New York Times