Media images frequently present crowded public spaces as proof of overpopulation, evoking the Malthusian desire to limit finite resources to a privileged few. That's a problem.
Joshua K. Leon
An appraisal of Justin McGuirk's travelogue through Latin America celebrates both ingenious bottom-up urban strategies and collaborative, top-down architectural design.
A new class of skyscrapers serves to reinforce the city's steep social hierarchy.
The number of supertall buildings has already trebled in this century. With so many more of them on the drawing boards, the visual culture of 21st century urbanity is very much a work in progress. To speculate about the significance of…