From Rome to Kyoto, these cities have rich urban fabrics, self-assured cultural scenes, and a laid-back atmosphere.
“By looking at food, we can uncover the inner workings of the city which are otherwise difficult to see,” says Takuya Miyake of the Kyoto Institute of Technology.
This year, companies and individual designers began harnessing the power of imagination to solve some of the most practical and complex city problems.
A Q&A with HOK on how architects can explore strategies of engagement between designers and local communities.
The designers behind Plus Pool are looking to win people over. This new short film may just help.
Metropolis editors choose 15 cities around the globe that set the bar highest for progressive design and good living.
The newly reopened museum, one of France’s great art institutions, unites four centuries of architectural history.
Seattle architect Rania Qawasma has created an award-winning guide for refugees navigating day-to-day life in American cities.
The new Perkins + Will-designed Albion District Library humbly responds to its challenging suburban context, putting accessibility and community-building first.
In the wake of London's devastating Grenfell fire, we speak to author Anna Minton about the future of housing in Western cities.
A master plan by Gensler and U.S.-based design firm Dror will reintegrate Istanbul's waterfront within the ancient city's urban fabric for the first time in centuries.
Metropolis’s Avinash Rajagopal asks Dr. Joan Clos, executive director of UN-Habitat, for his insight into successful affordable housing policy and the "New Urban Agenda," a blueprint for urbanization in the 21st century.
On the occasion of Habitat 67’s 50th anniversary, Moshe Safdie addressed a crowd at the Centre de design de l'UQAM and reflected on how we must radically change our thinking if we are to build the dense, liveable cities of our future.
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.
We need to hold Trump accountable to the legal standards for public space in New York City—starting at the sad public spaces within Trump Tower itself.
An exhibit opening tomorrow at the Saint-Étienne design biennial highlights Detroit-based partnerships that have produced truly innovative projects.
The finalists for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence include an urban infill project for homeless women and children, a steel plant-turned-cultural center, and Chicago's much-lauded Riverwalk park.
This developer is bringing new life to Mexico City’s historic neighborhoods—but keeping focus on equitable, sustainable growth.
The CoRE Urban Forum brought international experts and local actors together to catalyze change in this pivotal moment in the city's history.
Supportive local initiatives and tight-knit creative communities are increasingly attracting young architects and designers to America's Southern cities.