Cities

Factory-Turned-Arts-Campus Forges Future from Industrial Past

Once the site of an abandoned steel mill, the SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus, a finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, is now a remarkable mixed-use district in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Once the site of an abandoned steel mill, the SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus, a finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, is now a remarkable mixed-use district in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

RCHS’s New Book Is Pages and Pages of Pure LA

Rios Clementi Hale Studios' colorful book, "Not Neutral: For Every Place, Its Story," catalogues the work of a firm that actually understands the color, diversity, and whimsy of LA.

Rios Clementi Hale Studios’ colorful book, “Not Neutral: For Every Place, Its Story,” catalogues the work of a firm that actually understands the color, diversity, and whimsy of LA.

NYC Design Talks: Times Square Transformation

Metropolis editor in chief Susan S. Szenasy moderates a discussion between Craig Dykers, principal of Snøhetta, and Tim Tompkins, president of the Time Square Alliance for the Design Pavilion. Learn more about Snøhetta’s redesign of Times Square here. Rain date Thursday, May 4th.  

Spotlight: Housing for Formerly Homeless in New Orleans’ Historic Neighborhoods

A finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, the Iberville Offsite Rehabs are 46 historic homes rehabilitated for formerly homeless women and children in New Orleans' Seventh Ward and Treme neighborhoods.

A finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, the Iberville Offsite Rehabs are 46 historic homes rehabilitated for formerly homeless women and children in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward and Treme neighborhoods.

American Acropolis: The End of an Era in Detroit

Award-winning photographer Camilo Vergara recounts his memories of Detroit, a city that "has lost so much of the mystery and strangeness of its ruins" as to be almost unrecognizable.

Award-winning photographer Camilo Vergara recounts his memories of Detroit, a city that “has lost so much of the mystery and strangeness of its ruins” as to be almost unrecognizable.

Snøhetta Gives Times Square a Sleek New Look

Times Square's latest redesign is uncluttered, clean, and features versatile new furniture, courtesy of a collaboration between Snøhetta and Vestre.

Times Square’s latest redesign is uncluttered, clean, and features versatile new furniture, courtesy of a collaboration between Snøhetta and Vestre.

Can This Group of Activists Awaken Venice to Its Water Problem?

“We’re beyond the times when some ministry for infrastructure and public works can just come and do what they want to do, or what business interests make them do. The whole city needs to wake up.”

“We’re beyond the times when some ministry for infrastructure and public works can just come and do what they want to do, or what business interests make them do. The whole city needs to wake up.”

La Kretz Innovation Campus Showcases LA’s Leadership in Green

The campus, a finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, is one of several major public investments redefining the identity of Los Angeles as a clean tech leader and sustainable urban center.

The campus, a finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, is one of several major public investments redefining the identity of Los Angeles as a clean tech leader and sustainable urban center.