Rediscover Your City: Self Guided Tours

CultureNOW offers maps and podcasts for touring downtown Manhattan, Manhattan’s art scene, and the most recent addition, Harlem. HarlemNOW highlights public art installations and historical buildings, including: all NYC designated landmarks, National Register Listings, and National Historic Landmarks; performance spaces; new residential projects; recent civic architecture; jazz clubs; art galleries; houses of worship; museums; sustainable design; and landscape architecture. The project was researched and developed by AIANY with the American Planning Association, NY Metro Chapter, in collaboration with Pratt Institute School of Architecture. See “Why Harlem Now?” by Linda G. Miller, e-Oculus, 08.18.09, for more on HarlemNOW.

Safari 7 is a self-guided tour of urban animal life along NYC’s No. 7 subway line. The website circulates an ongoing series of podcasts and maps that explore the complexity, biodiversity, conflicts, and potentials of the city’s ecosystems. The podcasts were created by a collaborative that includes graphic design studio MTWTF; students in the Urban Landscape Lab at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; and students in a seminar on urban ecology at the Barnard and Columbia Colleges’ Architecture Program.