Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine March 2016 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Urban Think Tank Distl: We Need Manufacturing Back in Our City Cores Christopher Hume, In Canada’s largest city, three urban strategists argue that manufacturing desperately needs to make its return to urban cores. Grappling with Gentrification in Miami's Little Haiti Beth Dunlop, As booming real estate yet again shifts the landscape of creative hot spots in Miami, it’s now Little Haiti's turn. Why The Maker Movement Is Spreading to Cities Around the World Susan Szenasy, A culture of reinvention fuels the design-driven maker movement, says Metropolis editor in chief and publisher Susan S. Szenasy. Why Singapore's Design Scene Is Thriving Justin Zhuang, Singapore’s government is pulling out all the stops to promote creative entrepreneurship in the city-nation. San Francisco Design Week Stays Local, Strengthens Networks Mikki Brammer, An annual design event in San Francisco seeks to strengthen the bonds and relationships within its thriving creative networks. Does “Made in Melbourne” Have Any Global Clout? Ben Morgan, Given its remoteness from the rest of the design world, Melbourne hasn't yet achieved the cachet of other international cities. But it's well on its way. 'Crafted In Istanbul' Maps Istanbul's Endangered Artisans and Makers Shonquis Moreno, Crafted in Istanbul documents the skills of traditional makers and small manufacturers, creating an invaluable resource for designers. Dubai: Making a Creative Capital from Scratch Ali Morris, Dubai is building a design district in the hopes of becoming the creative capital for the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond. Vitra Exhibition Reveals the Unknown Girard Avinash Rajagopal, A new exhibition sheds light on the famous designer’s rich, multidisciplinary career and interests. West Elm Local Bets on America's Makers, Letting Them Sell Goods in West Elms Nationwide Mikki Brammer, The furniture retailer is inviting local artisans to curate a collection of their own goods for sale in West Elm stores. How We Design Inequality Metropolis, For 1 LU|HSW, you will read a Q&A and answer questions regarding architecture’s role in abetting inequality, the urgent need to revive the issue of public housing, and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing plan for New York City. Integrating Maker Culture Into Educational Environments Dora Vanette, Susan S. Szenasy talked with EYP, the award-winning Boston architecture and engineering firm, about creating educational spaces that foster engaged, hands-on learning and making. John Hejduk’s House of the Suicide Follies Find a Permanent Home in Prague Kelly Chan, John Hejduk’s The House of the Suicide follies find a permanent home in the Czech Republic’s capital. Architecture's New Feminist Activism Tackles the Profession's Gender-Bias Despina Stratigakos, Despite their healthy representation in architecture schools, many women still end up leaving the building profession. That’s a loss of talent architecture can’t afford. Designing Energy Reform, with Erik Carver and Janette Kim Metropolis, For 1 LU|HSW, you will read a Q&A with the authors of The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform, and answer questions about the interconnectedness of sustainability, climate change, resilience, and human welfare. Beyond Buildings: The CCA Explores Architecture's Cultural Agenda Samuel Medina, A probing exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture mines an alternative definition of “architecture.” André Fu Combines High-End Design With a Sense of Place Janelle Zara, Hong Kong designer André Fu has redefined high-end design in Asia.