Point of View - Point of View January 2017

 

NYCHA Finally Acknowledges the Importance of Design—But Is That Enough?

For the first time in its 83-year history, the New York City Housing Authority has released guidelines that establish design principles to follow when rehabilitating residential buildings. But is this a case of too little, too late?

For the first time in its 83-year history, the New York City Housing Authority has released guidelines that establish design principles to follow when rehabilitating residential buildings. But is this a case of too little, too late?

Social Design: A Discipline In Its Own Right

Cheryl Heller, the founding chair of the MFA in Design for Social Innovation at SVA, explains why "social design" needs its own graduate-level program, now more than ever.

Cheryl Heller, the founding chair of the MFA in Design for Social Innovation at SVA, explains why “social design” needs its own graduate-level program, now more than ever.

A New Subway Map for New York City?

Designers adore the 1972 New York City subway map designed by Massimo Vignelli. But, taboo though it may be to say, it's far from what New York needs.

At the opening of New York City’s Second Avenue Subway, passengers were given updated copies of the beloved 1972 map by Massimo Vignelli. But, taboo though it may be to say, this attractive map is far from what New York needs.

Why Architects Must Rethink Carbon (It’s Not the Enemy We Face)

Metropolis editor in chief Susan Szenasy sits down with William McDonough—the designer, author, and developer of Cradle to Cradle design—to understand why we must employ a new language regarding carbon and sustainable design.

Susan Szenasy sits down with William McDonough—the developer of Cradle to Cradle design—to understand why we must employ a new language regarding carbon and sustainable design.

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