Jackson Heights, Queens

A Tour of New York City's Most Culturally Diverse Neighborhood

New York is a city of superlatives. A new series of walking tours around the city, led by the New York Times architecture critic, draws out the many examples of the city's exceptionalism.

September 10, 2020 - The New York Times

Seeing the Better City

Seeing the Better City, Making a Better Place

The author of the new book "Seeing the Better City" (Island Press) explains the importance of practiced skills of observation, and how a "vocabulary of looking" can be a foundation for participation in civic discussion.

March 27, 2017 - Charles R. Wolfe

Paris Street; Rainy Day, Gustave Caillebotte, 1877

An Argument for an Inefficient City, Starting with Spatial Justice

By taking a turtle for a walk, we can begin to take back our minds and bodies.

November 29, 2016 - Steven Snell


The Best Urban Walks From Around the World

The Guardian has surveyed its readers to discover the why and where of urban walks.

August 11, 2016 - The Guardian

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.