Urban Systems

Thematic series that explore how overarching urban systems impact the way we use and occupy space in the city.

Activities


Radical Knowledge · Urban Systems

Library Love: Five Borough Scavenger Hunt

August 6th, 2022
Building Capital · Urban Systems

Building Capital on the Waterfront

June 29th, 2022
Radical Knowledge

Reimagining the Neighborhood Library

April 21st, 2022
Radical Knowledge

Adams Street Library

March 9th, 2022
Radical Knowledge

Libraries for the 21st Century: Design Standards for the Modern Carnegie Library

February 15th, 2022
Library interior with low bookshelves and large gold metal light fixture
Radical Knowledge

Brooklyn Central Library: Linda Johnson and Toshiko Mori in Conversation

October 16th, 2021
Radical Knowledge

Woodstock Library

October 16th, 2021
A library interior with skylights and large windows at street level.
Radical Knowledge

Macomb’s Bridge Library

October 16th, 2021
A childrens' library room with colorful chairs and low bookshelves
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Washington Heights Library

October 16th, 2021
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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library

October 16th, 2021
Library interior with shelves
Radical Knowledge

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library Design Tour

August 12th, 2021
Radical Knowledge

Inclusive Learning & Civic Engagement: Lessons from Helsinki and New York

August 5th, 2021
library
Radical Knowledge

Re-Opening the City for All: A Conversation with NYC’s Chief Librarians

May 12th, 2021
Radical Knowledge

Social Infrastructure is a Right: Places for Gathering, Sharing and Learning

March 4th, 2021
White stone courthouse building temporarily housing the Sunset Park Library during construction
Radical Knowledge

Revealing Stories: Libraries and Memory Exploring the Carnegie Corporation’s Digital Archive

February 11th, 2021
New subway station with open mezzanine
The Moving City

Last Subway

April 14th, 2020
Mosaic mural featuring a Weimaraner dog wearing a red fireman's coat and hat against and blue back drop
The Moving City

MTA Arts & Design: Transforming Manhattan’s West Side Stations

March 3rd, 2020
The Moving City

Future of New York City Highways

February 11th, 2020
Subway platform with enhanced wayfinding for people with disability
The Moving City

Accessibility in Transit

February 4th, 2020
Rendering of a network of automobile traffic on a network of connected highways
The Moving City

SOM Thinkers: The Future of Transportation

December 2nd, 2019
Raw and unfinished underground train tunnel under construction
The Moving City

East Side Access

November 21st, 2019
The Moving City

New York City’s Congestion Pricing Experiment

November 20th, 2019
Busy city street with pedestrians boarding a bus
The Moving City

Turning Around New York City’s Buses

November 14th, 2019
Inside a NYC bus with a view of cars and taxis
The Moving City

Transit Tech Lab Accelerator

November 12th, 2019
Aerial view of a Manhattan street with cars
The Moving City

Transportation Conversations: Polly Trottenberg

November 4th, 2019
The Moving City

MTA Arts & Design: Transforming the Elevated Astoria Line

October 30th, 2019
The Moving City

History of the New York City Subway

September 5th, 2019
The Moving City

Ports of New York

August 28th, 2019
The Moving City

Transportation Conversations: Sam Schwartz

August 21st, 2019
The Moving City

Transportation Conversations: Veronica Vanterpool

August 13th, 2019
The Moving City

Transportation Conversations: Meera Joshi

August 8th, 2019
The Moving City

NYCDOT Traffic Management Center Tour

August 6th, 2019
The Moving City

Hamilton Avenue Asphalt Plant

July 31st, 2019
The Moving City

Bridges and Tunnels

July 24th, 2019
The Moving City

Graphic Design in Transit

July 17th, 2019
The Moving City

Transportation Conversations: Tom Wright

July 9th, 2019
Spaces of Justice

After Rikers: Justice by Design

March 13th, 2019
Spaces of Justice

Aichhorn Residential Treatment Facility

February 5th, 2019
Spaces of Justice

Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON)

November 28th, 2018
Spaces of Justice

The Bridge/Maple East Residence

November 15th, 2018
Spaces of Justice

Midtown Community Court

November 8th, 2018
Spaces of Justice

Red Hook Community Justice Center

November 1st, 2018
Spaces of Justice

Brooklyn Justice Initiatives

October 30th, 2018
Spaces of Justice

Brownsville Community Justice Center

October 24th, 2018
Spaces of Justice

The Fortune Academy and Castle Gardens

August 10th, 2018
Spaces of Justice

Greenhope Services for Women

July 17th, 2018
Spaces of Justice

Rikers – An American Jail

June 27th, 2018
Spaces of Justice

Staten Island Courthouse

June 13th, 2018
Spaces of Justice

Redefining Safety and Justice for the 21st Century City

May 30th, 2018
Getting to Zero

Zero Waste Design Guidelines

December 4th, 2017
Getting to Zero

Fountain Avenue Landfill Raffle Tour

October 28th, 2017
Getting to Zero

Newtown Creek

August 16th, 2017
Getting to Zero

Sims Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility

July 18th, 2017
Getting to Zero

Manhattan 1/2/5 Garage & Salt Shed

July 11th, 2017
Getting to Zero

Freshkills Park

June 23rd, 2017
Getting to Zero

Waste Waterways

June 21st, 2017
Getting to Zero

DSNY Central Repair Shop

June 14th, 2017
Getting to Zero

Dead Horse Bay

June 9th, 2017
Getting to Zero

Covanta Union County Resource Recovery Facility

May 31st, 2017
Getting to Zero

Hamilton Avenue Marine Transfer Station

May 23rd, 2017
Getting to Zero

New York City’s Dis-Contents: A History of Waste Systems

May 1st, 2017
Getting to Zero

Materials for the Arts

April 19th, 2017
Getting to Zero

Goodwill NYNJ + Big Reuse

April 12th, 2017
Getting to Zero

Treasure in the Trash at the M11 Garage

March 26th, 2017
Getting to Zero

The Future of Waste in New York

February 21st, 2017
The Final Mile

Gotham West Market

March 8th, 2016
The Final Mile

Le District

March 3rd, 2016
The Final Mile

Berg’n

February 24th, 2016
The Final Mile

Eataly

February 19th, 2016
The Final Mile

Moore Street Market

August 28th, 2015
The Final Mile

Good Eggs Brooklyn Food Hub

August 3rd, 2015 - August 11th, 2015
The Final Mile

Union Square Greenmarket

July 29th, 2015
The Final Mile

Food Bank For New York City

June 25th, 2015
The Final Mile

Baldor Specialty Foods

June 10th, 2015
The Final Mile

Hunts Point Produce Market

May 28th, 2015
The Final Mile

How Great Cities Are Fed: A lecture with Karen Karp

April 29th, 2015
The Final Mile

New Fulton Fish Market

April 24th, 2015
Industry City is a historic manufacturing complex that is being reimagined into a creative hub
Making It Here

Making Space: A Discussion on the Future of Manufacturing in NYC

January 15th, 2015
Making It Here

Long Island City Neighborhood Tour

September 5th, 2014
Making It Here

Martin Greenfield Clothiers Factory Tour

August 18th, 2014
Making It Here

Port Morris Neighborhood Tour

August 15th, 2014
Making It Here

Red Hook Neighborhood Tour

August 8th, 2014
Making It Here

National Elevator Cab & Door Factory Tour

August 1st, 2014
Making It Here

Edison Price Factory Tour

July 16th, 2014
Making It Here

Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center

June 20th, 2014
Making It Here

Brooklyn Navy Yard

June 6th, 2014
Making It Here

Brooklyn Army Terminal

May 20th, 2014
Making It Here

Standard Motors Building

May 16th, 2014

Places


Central Library facade and plaza
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Prospect Heights , Brooklyn
Red conveyer belt with books on it headed toward book sorters
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Long Island City , Queens
Exterior of building with grey metal facade and large corner window
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Kew Gardens Hills , Queens
Library interior with long blue welcome sign
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Roosevelt Island , Manhattan
Exterior of the Van Cortlandt Library
Van Cortlandt , Bronx
View from above of a library floor with shelves
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Hamilton Heights , Manhattan
Brownsville , Brooklyn

News & Updates


Tom Wright speaking in front of a map visualizing RPA's third regional plan.
Standing in a courtyard by the Jacob Riis Houses