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The Digitally Connected Century Can Revitalize Tears in the Urban-Natural Fabric of Our Cities

The Digitally Connected Century Can Revitalize Tears in the Urban-Natural Fabric of Our Cities

The Lost Spaces 2015 Ideas Competition asked designers to produce projects that would restore Calgary's forgotten or neglected urban spaces.

July-August 2015
If You're Wondering about the Future of Interior Design, Look to the Schools

If You're Wondering about the Future of Interior Design, Look to the Schools

Today's graduate students are taking on complex and timely issues that designers in every specialty need to be concerned with.

June 2015
Speaking Up: 30 Years of Emerging Voices

Speaking Up: 30 Years of Emerging Voices

The Architectural League’s Rosalie Genevro and Anne Rieselbach discuss the history of the Emerging Voices program and its evolution over the course of three decades.

June 2015
The Brazen Bull Corporation

The Brazen Bull Corporation

The contemporary office breeds a compulsory enthusiasm that can wear down employees.

June 2015
Sunshine and Noir

Sunshine and Noir

A new volume of photographs captures the romance, grit, and many contradictions of Los Angeles.

May 2015
Dirty Money

Dirty Money

An artist’s response to a design icon from the Gilded Age is also a criticism of the disparities in society today.

May 2015
Design Needs a Social Conscience

Design Needs a Social Conscience

The drive to improve living conditions for all life should be at the center of contemporary architecture and design.

May 2015
Celebrating the Human Factor in Design

Celebrating the Human Factor in Design

The Metropolis Think Tank series is a live research program—it connects the wisdom of local knowledge groups with design thinkers, clients, and others.

April 2015
How Do We Transition to a More Energy-Efficient Infrastructure? Answer: The Microgrid

How Do We Transition to a More Energy-Efficient Infrastructure? Answer: The Microgrid

The award-winning lighting designer James Benya argues that to truly leverage sustainable technologies, we should rethink our electricity system as a whole.

April 2015
Design in Crisis: How Economic Bust Has Redefined the Value of High Design

Design in Crisis: How Economic Bust Has Redefined the Value of High Design

An Italian design legend considers the positive effects that the world’s financial crisis has had on luxury design.

April 2015
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