Brooks Rainwater

AIA Develops New Initiative to Show How Cities Are Labs for Change

"Cities as a Lab" aims to demonstrate through research, case studies, and partnerships the power and importance of urban areas in a functioning polity.

Exterior of Brightcove’s new Global Headquarters in Boston’s Innovation District, Photo courtesy of CBT Architects; © Mark Flannery Cities everywhere are entering a new era of unprecedented collaboration as well as competition. If they are to thrive, they need to be great places. Knowing this, local governments are working with architects, urban thinkers, technology mavens, and other key players in the…