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New Study Says Open-Plan Offices Are Bad (Duh?)

New Study Says Open-Plan Offices Are Bad (Duh?)

Shocking? Not really. Here's why the latest wave of open-office criticism is more of the same.

November 2013
Harlem Children’s Zone

Harlem Children’s Zone

The three phases of urban design in practice

October 2013
Stress and Wellness in Johannesburg

Stress and Wellness in Johannesburg

Columbia GSAPP redefines the relationship between site and studio by studying public health in three cities

October 2013
Turning Parking Into Parklets

Turning Parking Into Parklets

Urban citizens get a break in tiny public parks

October 2013
Future Hamburg Now: Part 1

Future Hamburg Now: Part 1

The continuing story of a city willing to take risks

September 2013
Returning Streets to People

Returning Streets to People

Five tips for going car-free

September 2013
Rethinking High-Rise Living in New York City

Rethinking High-Rise Living in New York City

While other cities favor steel structures for apartment living, the Big Apple is not so welcoming to the material

September 2013
The Real Problem with China’s Ghost Towns

The Real Problem with China’s Ghost Towns

Flawed financial incentives, poor phasing of services, amenities, and jobs have lead to massive building projects empty of people

August 2013
Toward Resilient Architectures 4: The Geometry of Resilience

Toward Resilient Architectures 4: The Geometry of Resilience

Understanding geometries and the technological, economic processes that produce them

August 2013
Why Cycle Cities Are the Future

Why Cycle Cities Are the Future

No longer just for bike fanatics but a healthy, efficient, and sustainable mode of transportation alternative for urban planners

August 2013

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