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Public Space is…
Public Space is...

In the Spring of 2010, the Design Trust for Public Space sent the independent filmmaker Nandan Rao to the streets, sidewalks, parks, plazas and open spaces of New York City to talk to New Yorkers about what public space means to them. Here’s what they have to say… Public Space Is… from Design Trust for [...]

Urban farms sprout on NYC rooftops
Urban farms sprout on NYC rooftops

An urban rooftop in New York City has been converted to a farm by a group which wants to show that fresh food can be produced in the most unlikely places. Tara Cleary reports.

Cities in Focus
Cities in Focus

New York: New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Transportation are on a mission to make the Big Apple the “greatest, greenest big city in the world” by ramping up bicycle infrastructure across the city, introducing bus rapid transit to the Bronx, and pedestrianizing Times Square, among other bold transportation initiatives. Los Angeles: For [...]

The City Dark
The City Dark

After moving to New York City from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks a simple question, “What do we lose, when we lose the night?”. Blending a humorous tone with cutting-edge science and poetic footage of the night sky, Cheney unravels the myriad implications of a globe glittering with lights — including increased breast cancer [...]

In NYC
In NYC

Tony Goldman talking about New York City.

About the design of the High Line Urban Park
About the design of the High Line Urban Park

Inhabitat’s Editor in Chief, Jill Fehrenbacher, sat down with James Corner of James Corner Field Operations to talk about his design for the High Line Urban Park Project.

How to live in a City?
How to live in a City?

Have you ever wondered what makes some cities better than others? In public access television pioneer George C. Stoney’s ‘How to Live in a City,’ the argument is that it all depends on the quality of the public space. New York City folk singer and architectural critic Eugene Ruskin guides us through unique locales which [...]

The City As A Social Platform
The City As A Social Platform

In her role as Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York, Rachel Sterne is tasked with strengthening the City’s digital media presence and streamlining internal digital communications. In her talk, Sterne demonstrated recent innovations that are shaping the city’s future. Mentioning how city resident participation is crucial with a real-time approach, attendees were [...]