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What do communities in the New York metropolitan area need? What could the region look like in the future? How can we promote shared prosp..
The tragic events of September 11, 2001, transformed our city and our country in countless ways. It altered our conception of security and..
In the late 1930s, Robert Moses advocated that the city build a bridge connecting Manhattan’s Battery Park with Hamilton Avenue in Brookly..
New York City’s record job growth through July is the latest evidence that the city’s economic resurgence represents a fundamental transfo..
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..