17th Mar 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Habitat III Agenda and Gender Equality: Safe Cities and Safe Public spaces for Women and for All
In preparation towards the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), to be held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016, UN Women Office in Ecuador in close coordination with the DED’s office proposes a CSW-60 side event on “Habitat III Agenda and Gender Equality, Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and for All.” The side event provides the opportunity to influence the process towards Habitat III. It will advocate for the full recognition of and the important contributions of women to the urban development agenda.
Jul 12, 2015
Why I love the QueensWay
The QueensWay would transform an abandoned railway in Queens into parkland.
1st-10th May 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
MoMA's Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities
In 2030, the world’s population will be a staggering eight billion people. Of these, two-thirds will live in cities. Most will be poor. With limited resources, this uneven growth will be one of the greatest challenges faced by societies across the globe. To engage this international debate, Uneven Growth brings together six interdisciplinary teams of researchers and practitioners to examine new architectural possibilities for six global metropolises.
13th Mar 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Public Space: Opportunities and challenges for Empowering Women
While access to public spaces in cities is highly contested for due to pressures from rapid urbanization and large-scale migration, creating public spaces that cater to women's needs and skills can give them an oft-missing space of their own to set up a business, network and interact with other members of the community to exchange ideas and information
24th Feb 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
New York University Urban Seminar Series: Donald Davis on The Spatial and Social Frictions in the City
Columbia professor of Economics Donald Davis will discuss spatial and social frictions in the city.
4th Feb 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
The High Line as Urban Accelerator: A Conversation
The High Line has stimulated tremendous growth in its Chelsea neighborhood and sparked new thinking about multi-use, shared public spaces. Join High Line co-founder Joshua David for a conversation with architectural critic Paul Goldberger and Vishaan Chakrabarti of SHoP Architects about the impact of this repurposed elevated rail line on the city and its economy.
27th Mar 2014, 12:00am-12:00am
Activist: Agonistics: Thinking the World Politically (Chantal Mouffe)
Renowned political philosopher Chantal Mouffe continues her exploration of agonistics and discusses different models of radical politics.
Jan 26, 2014
Book review: The New York Nobody Knows
William B. Helmreich spent four years exploring New York City block by block, visiting virtually every neighborhood in every borough the best way you can -- on foot.
Oct 17, 2013
Designing a new water's edge for the Upper East Side and Harlem
A community-organized panel discussion addresses tissues surrounding the redevelopment of the East River Esplanade.
Jul 30, 2013
A better city starts with pedestrian space
In this video, urban strategist & former Bogotá mayor Enrique Peñalosa tells us how we can reprioritize road space for people.
Jul 29, 2013
Win a grant to improve our city's public spaces
How will you better public space? Proposals for micro-grants due August 1
Dec 20, 2012
New Amsterdam Market: reviving New York’s public market
For over 300 years, the South Street neighborhood served as a thriving food market where farmers and locals crossed paths to exchange a rich variety of goods. In the 1640s, Peck’s Slip hosted Peck’s Market, where George Washington purchased his food. Burling Slip served as a destination for tropical fruit. Then, for over 180 years, from […]
Nov 30, 2012
MAS Summit 2012: imagine a donut above Grand Central, and Park Ave with a park in the middle
Last month, the Municipal Art Society held its third annual summit on the theme of Density, Development, and Diversity. For two intense, jam-packed days, designers, planners, architects, and politicans spoke and presented grand visions for the city. Among them were the redesign of Grand Central Terminal and the creation of a Park Avenue Promenade. Re-Imagining […]
Jun 15, 2012
Free Wifi Comes to Harlem Parks
Last year, AT&T and Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched Free Wi-fi service in East Harlem’s Thomas Jefferson Park and central Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park, and now Harlem’s Rucker Park has become the latest New York City park with free AT&T Wi-Fi service.
Mar 24, 2012
What Does Your Utopian Brooklyn Look Like?
A Utopia is an ideal place or state. With this in mind, Curator Katherine Gressel asks artists, youth, activists, architects, designers and urban theorists to consider different visions of an ideal Brooklyn.
Feb 14, 2012
Travel and Leisure Names Brooklyn’s Jane’s Carousel Pavilion Best Public Space 2012
T+L Design Awards 2012 are out and the best public space is right here at home in Brooklyn Bridge Park! The historic carousel was built in 1922, and is now housed inside a new pavilion designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel. Check out the website for Jane’s Carousel here Photo via Jane’s Carousel
Oct 31, 2011
Rate New York City’s privately owned public spaces
Check out this map showing NYC's privately owned public spaces, and share your experiences going there. http://citya.tl/sLbXNuSource: www.thenewyorkworld.com, via City Atlas