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There is a trend in dense urban areas toward buildings with smaller apartments, commonly called microunits. Many cities, mostly on the Wes..
We all have ideas about what needs to be fixed in the New York region. More affordable housing. Fewer packed subway cars or more frequent ..
Walking through the congested streets of Midtown, squeezing into a packed subway car or searching for an inch of open sand at a packed bea..
The report. The study. The long PDF assigned in classes, passed out at events and piled on desks. But is it ever read?
A few years ago,..
One hundred years ago, New York became the first city in the U.S. to pass a city-wide zoning ordinance. The new rules, intended to address..
Urban planners use the term “walkable” a lot. Walkable neighborhoods are good neighborhoods. Walkability improves health. It’s good for th..
...We are building on top of a discriminatory infrastructureMaya Wiley
Counsel to the Mayor of New York City
Pokémon Go, a smartphone-based game that encourages users to catch Pokémon creatures and visit various local destinations (PokéStops!) on ..
The New York region is healthier than ever before. It used to be that life expectancy in the metropolitan area was below that of the U.S….
When it comes to growth in the region, we have to think more about more than just housing. With people comes all the things needed for eve..