Laying the foundation for more sensitivity within a community’s public spaces.
Who dares say what counts as “smart” when neighborhoods evolve? Look no further than the beige-and-black cover of The Smart Growth Manual. That’s the guide to repurposing American land use, not a guide. Who could claim such authority? Look down the cover for the author credits: this is a volume “from the authors of Suburban Nation,” Andres Duany and Jeff…
Why did New York media make a joke about the mayor’s intention to pursue wind power for the nation’s biggest city? It’s because most people would rather laugh about an unproven idea than cry about the lack of secure ways out of a climate crisis. It’s pretty straight science to put a green roof on a building in New York,…
The best part of the design for the new Whitney Museum may be what’s below it.
Awards ceremony meets architectural criticism at last night’s New Practices New York event.
In need of an update, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s historic tower sparks a debate about the conservation of Modern architecture.
A new strategic transit plan looks to transform city streets.
Bruce Fowle designs buildings to get people moving.
The escapist appeal of summer outdoor movies hints at bigger ideas.
An urban outdoor restaurant shouldn’t feel like a suburban beach.
To make citizens think about their streets’ potential, give them hard facts. Or clay buildings.
How optimistic urban design may bring a happy ending
to a victim of public-space politics.
With creative planning, unsightly parking spaces can become buzzing public places.
Discussions that examine a park user’s expectations can help designers surpass their own vision.
Do we want bikes to push against traffic or dignify it?
The Chicago Architecture Foundation comes to the aid of the city’s drafting class.
At the Yale School of Architecture, students are getting real-world lessons about design from their future clients.
A furniture manufacturer gets into the business of helping companies avoid waste.