New York City

August 23, 2016, 5am PDT
An architect known as the Hip-Hop Architect explains how the planning decisions of the 20th century served as muse and breeding ground for the multi-million-dollar industry of hip hop.
Fader
August 22, 2016, 7am PDT
The de Blasio Administration has recommended that the city of New York is ready to collect its trash in a new way, with a system known as franchising.
Politico New York
August 17, 2016, 8am PDT
Several publications were reporting the expected defeat of a proposed development project in Manhattan this week. The 15-story project was the first private application of the city's new Mandatory Inclusionary Housing policy.
Politico New York
August 16, 2016, 12pm PDT
New York City has several famous examples of pedestrian-only environments, but last weekend's Shared Streets event was an experiment in co-existence.
StreetsBlog NYC
August 14, 2016, 7am PDT
The Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus was recently added to Mayor de Blasio’s sweeping zoning reform plan. But Gowanus also has plans of its own.
New York Times
August 13, 2016, 7am PDT
The Lowline is "one of the most intriguing" project proposals anywhere in the United States—so much so that it still seems a long shot to many observers.
New York Magazine
August 12, 2016, 7am PDT
The social vision of an architecture firm working in Bushwick, in Brooklyn, faces a familiar set of challenges.
New York Magazine
August 10, 2016, 8am PDT
The question of whether New York City's new mandatory inclusionary housing policy should apply to a 17-story project in Manhattan could have wide-ranging implications.
The New York Times
August 9, 2016, 10am PDT
The area could lose up to 500 units of affordable housing every year for the next 30 years if the city doesn't extend existing protections.
Regional Plan Association
August 9, 2016, 5am PDT
In the first half of the 20th century, the Olympic games actually had a medal competition for town planning.
Atlas Obscura
August 8, 2016, 1pm PDT
A crowded and hurried scene is becoming more and more common on the pedestrian and bike path that spans the Brooklyn Bridge. So much so, that the city is ready to consider a new, wider path.
The New York Times
August 8, 2016, 12pm PDT
There's a difference between designing for safety and designing for fear.
Motherboard
August 6, 2016, 5am PDT
Seventy-five new buses hit the streets of Queens in May, but none of them have transit signal priority technology, proven to improve travel times, on board.
AM New York
August 2, 2016, 1pm PDT
Citing several recent projects, Alan G. Brake argues that New York City is developing an urban identity that no longer transmits every experience through the lens of Manhattan.
Dezeen
August 1, 2016, 5am PDT
Political junkies, map nerds, and transit fans all got plenty of big news to digest during the last week of July 2016.
Planetizen
July 28, 2016, 7am PDT
Urban bike infrastructure is plagued by three related problems: design, politics, and security.
Slate
July 27, 2016, 12pm PDT
The de Blasio Administration set lofty goals for the creation and preservation of housing in New York. So how's that going?
Politico
Blog post
July 26, 2016, 11am PDT
Donald Trump invokes the darkest days of urban decay and crime to appeal to his base. The facts speak to an urban triumph that has led to greater national prosperity and higher standards of living for tens of millions of Americans.
Josh Stephens
July 25, 2016, 2pm PDT
On July 25, 1916, New York adopted its first Zoning Resolution, for the first time regulating the height, size and arrangement of buildings in the city.
The New York Times
July 25, 2016, 1pm PDT
The New York MTA has chosen the "remove-the-band-aid-quickly" strategy for its plans to repair the L Train line from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
The New York Times