Michael Sorkin
Head of Michael Sorkin Studio

Michael Sorkin is an architect and critic. He is principal of the Michael Sorkin Studio, and a professor of architecture at the City College of New York. His latest book is All Over the Map (2011).

Written by Michael Sorkin

Amsterdam Avenue, dramatically reconfigured. As dependency on private cars wanes, the space would be recuperated for public transportation, agriculture, waste management, bikes and pedestrians. All images supplied by the author

Essay/
Cities
Empire state of mind

Green living in NYC need not be simple living – think skyscraper farms, meat-production towers and revamped aqueducts

Michael Sorkin