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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
It's Time for Architecture to Celebrate Diversity

It's Time for Architecture to Celebrate Diversity

Metropolis's editor in chief looks forward to a more diverse architectural profession.

March 2015
To Reshape the World, Architects Need to Design at Every Scale

To Reshape the World, Architects Need to Design at Every Scale

We should revive public works for the design opportunities they create, argues Metropolis's editor in chief.

February 2015
The Other Truth

The Other Truth

As the celebrations memorializing the fall of the Berlin Wall have quieted, we should reflect on the versions of history we tell ourselves.

February 2015
How Boomers Will Shape the Future of Our Cities

How Boomers Will Shape the Future of Our Cities

The principal of CannonDesign predicts that his generation will be active participants in making our urban environments healthier

January 2015
The Latest Laugh

The Latest Laugh

"Only the endless novelty of product design offers a moment of relief."

December 2014
West Coast Disruptions

West Coast Disruptions

A new book documents design's decades-long love affair with California.

December 2014
Moving Forward: The New Metropolis

Moving Forward: The New Metropolis

The president of the magazine offers a personal insight into its founding and future.

December 2014
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