Planning

Gentrification of New York Neighborhoods

What does gentrification mean for New York renters and low-income communities? The answer is indefinite as the term “Gentrification” may mean different things to different people and can be misinterpreted. Ingrid Ellen defined it as the increase in rents and house values prompted by an arrival of more affluent residents into low-income neighborhoods. Consequently, the process causes difficulties for lower-income homeowners and renters to remain in their neighborhoods.

Gentrification of New York Neighborhoods

BIG DATA

Not surprisingly, big data is everywhere.  Every time we like something on Facebook, post something on Twitter, purchase something on Amazon, or drive anywhere in our cars, we are both contributing to and consuming from giant pools of data. 

BIG DATA

Risk Mitigation Planning for Urban Coastal Flooding: An Architect’s Perspective

Storm resiliency in a post-Katrina and Sandy age is often discussed in terms of capacity to adapt to changing circumstances in a positive way. For the commercial building owner facing threats of urban coastal flooding, “capacity” is measured in increments: functionality, uptime, and bounce back.

Risk Mitigation Planning for Urban Coastal Flooding: An Architect’s Perspective

UPS Groundbreaking Ceremony

Groundbreaking began today on the new UPS technology facility in Parsippany, NJ. Governor Chris Christie spoke about the expansion and innovation of UPS as an example of the growing economy and job opportunities in the state. The building will be the newest facility for UPS’ global information technology operation that has been headquartered in New Jersey since 1991.

UPS Groundbreaking Ceremony

Jersey City on the Rise

Everyone talks about the recent tall building boom in Manhattan, the rise in development in Brooklyn, and the re-zoning efforts that have led to the sudden growth of Long Island City.  But one can hardly ignore the emerging skyline to the west just across the Hudson River. 

Jersey City has fast become a special place as more people are choosing the urban setting and lifestyle over that of Suburbia.  The convenience of Jersey City and its access to multiple modes of transportation; the support by the city for more local businesses over "formula businesses" and improving architecture has turned Jersey City into the next area of interest for younger generations.  Over the last several years the focus has been in downtown Jersey City along the waterfront but more and more development has spread to the areas on the outskirts as well. 

Jersey City on the Rise