Author: Karrie Jacobs

The Almighty Grid

Although today it seems as natural as air, Manhattan’s system of numbered streets is actually a visionary piece of urban planning.

Strange Bedfellows

An obscure zoning variance has allowed Occupy Wall Street protesters to camp out in a park owned by real estate developers.

Endless Talk

A new exhibition explores the great flow of information traveling between physical places and electronic ones.

All Carrot, No Stick

A proposed Senate bill contains some of the most progressive ideas in urban planning today. The catch? The legislation doesn’t quite mandate anything.