A group of critics, not including the Times' own Michael Kimmelman, on the state of the discipline.
Bio: Katharine Jose is a current student of Community and Regional Planning at the University of Texas-Austin School of Architecture. She has written about politics, infrastructure, environment, development, natural disasters, and more for Capital, and The New York Times, among other publications.
Is the High Line a good measure of the effectiveness of corporate-government action for the public good? Or a measure of how much property and business owners in the immediate vicinity (an expensive one) are willing to pay to walk to Chelsea Market among tapered concrete planks, Art-Deco railings, and wild quinine?
If the Sheridan is removed, it would set a new precedent not only for New York, but for the country.
A debate, now contentious, over the future of the Ridegwood Reservoir is less a battle over development than a fight about red tape and bureaucratic opacity.
What was striking was not the proposed solutions but the way that the “creative sector” was discussed.