City Planning

The Brian Lehrer Show

Urban Trigger Points

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What ideas could help foster and create livable cities? Jaime Lerner discusses the small, impactful ideas that make cities more "healthy," like BRT, that he calls Urban Acupuncture.

Comments [10]


Queens Development Could be Test of New Affordable Housing Policies

Friday, September 26, 2014

Astoria Cove will include a park, a school and five residential buildings. It could also require more affordable housing than the current proposed 20 percent. 


The Brian Lehrer Show

Midtown East Rezoning, Revised

Monday, August 05, 2013

In response to criticism of his plans for a revamped Midtown East business district, Mayor Bloomberg has added more housing and public space to the proposal for taller office buildings.  Laura KusistoWall Street Journal reporter covering economic development in New York, including housing, jobs, hospitals and city planning, talks about the prospects of the plan.


Comments [12]

The Brian Lehrer Show

Expanding NYU

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Wall Street Journal real estate reporter Laura Kusisto talks about NYU's contentious expansion plans after approval from the City Planning Commission yesterday.

Comments [22]


Opponents of NYU Expansion Plan Voice Concerns at Public Hearing

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The city's Planning Commission held its only public hearing on the proposed New York University expansion plan on Wednesday, where more than 250 people over the course of more seven hours voiced their opposition to or support for the plan.

Comments [6]


NYU Downsizes Expansion Plans

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New York University has agreed to scale back massive downtown expansion plan, following requests from Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.

Comments [3]


Re-Imagining NYC at the Urban Design Week Festival

Monday, September 12, 2011

Could ziplines crossing the East River or a new concept for the MTA be in New York City's future? The Institute of Urban Design's first-ever Urban Design Week Festival says, "Perhaps."



Owners of Empire State Building Oppose Proposed Tower Nearby

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The owners of the Empire State Building are objecting to a proposed 69-story skyscraper that would be built two blocks away. The new building, called 15 Penn Plaza, would go where the Hotel Pennsylvania is currently located, at 32nd Street and 7th Avenue, and would rise to about 1200 feet -- or just 25 feet lower than the top floor of the Empire State Building.



Return to Main Street: The Bowery

Monday, November 09, 2009


Last Spring our Main Street NYC series traveled along the Bowery checking in on the health of local businesses and institutions. We visited the Bowery Mission, a decades-old pizza supply shop, and a new eco-friendly home ...

Comments [5]

Studio 360

Jane Jacobs

Saturday, January 26, 2002

Kurt Andersen and writer Steven Johnson discuss Jane Jacobs, the author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities. In her influential book, she understood and celebrated emergence before it had a name.