Urban Design Studio I: Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, Columbia University


NYC Base Map
NYC Department of City Planning
New York City Housing Authority
The City’s Plan for Sustainability: PLAN NYC 2030
New York City Economic Development Corporation     EDC’s NYC Ferry Project
Department of Parks and Recreation
NYC Green Infrastructure Plan
NYC DOT Street Design Manual

High Performance Landscape Guidelines

The Municipal Art Society “fights for intelligent urban planning, design and preservation through education, dialogue and advocacy”
Center for Urban Pedagogy “makes educational projects about places”

New York City News And Policy: The Gotham Gazette

Urban Omnibus is an online conversation about design in New York City
The Design Trust for Public Space develops projects committed to improving public space for all New Yorkers

City Atlas, a user’s guide to sustainable New York

The Forum and Institute for Urban Design seeks to amplify the influence and understanding of urban design’s role in creating dynamic, cooperative, competitive, and sustainable cities. this year, their special focus is the “housing question”

The Citizen Planning Housing Council A nonprofit research and education organization advancing practical public policies to support NYC’s housing and neighborhoods since 1937

Mannahatta: The natural history of Manhattan by Eric Sanderson
Museum of the City of New York
New York Historical Society


The Just City, a Ford Forum on Metropolitan Opportunity was held in July 2011. Videos of the conference can be found here
Cities and Social Equity, a report published by Urban Age assesses the impact of inequality in an urban context with comparative research and data collection in five cities

Community Air Quality Survey http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/eode/nyccas.shtml
Environmental Public Health and Sustainability Tracking Portal https://gis.nyc.gov/doh/track/
TAKE CARE NEW YORK The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s portal for Community health profiles
Age-friendly New York City http://www.nyam.org/agefriendlynyc/index.html
Healthy Places Initiative of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
New York City Active Design Guidelines
NYC City Planning FRESH Initiative


New York Public Library historic map collection
Everyblock collects data on a block by block base http://www.everyblock.com/
Information Aesthetics -a great variety of projects that visualize all kinds of information http://infosthetics.com/
Social Explorer http://www.socialexplorer.com can be accessed using your UNI through the Columbia library system CLIO.
Oasis: Community maps http://www.oasisnyc.net/default.aspx

I Quant NY makes a lot of maps