Michael E. Liu, vice president and principal at Boston-based The Architectural Team, writes how the city must move beyond project-by-project responses to rising sea levels.
Energy efficiency has long been the holy grail of sustainable architecture, firms are shifting the discourse to the more multifaceted and preventive realm of resilience.
As part of the Metropolis Perspective: Sustainability special issue, we asked experts to provide refreshed definitions of key sustainability concepts.
Our contributors comment on an event or a moment from the last year that demanded more of how we should practice, frame, and respond to design.
The Gates Foundation, the World Bank, and other global development influencers launch a Commission to address ecological disasters already at hand.
As part of our 2018 Design Cities issue, Metropolis looked at projects, firms, and places that are driving global design culture today.
The Boston Seaport development features planning by James Corner Field Operations, Sasaki, and NADAAA, as well as a new high-rise by OMA's New York office.
The second phase of the Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, which opens today, was co-designed by SWA/BALSLEY and WEISS/MANFREDI.
Susan S. Szenasy, director of design innovation at Metropolis, weighs in on mega-developments, affordability, resiliency, and diversity in cities.
The traveling, site-specific installation, called Waterlicht, made a rare appearance on the United Nation's North Lawn last week to raise awareness for World Water Day.
The city's southwestern waterfront was wiped bare nearly five decades ago under the banner of urban renewal, but now that's changing.
Perkins+Will: Metropolis Article on Resiliency is "a Polemic and Counter to Collective Experience in Practice"
"Those of us working actively in this area are trying to avoid this type of unnecessary boundary-taking," says the firm's director of global resiliency.
Sometimes it’s better to adapt and retreat before the waters rise again.
Metropolis asked New York stakeholders to consider what we’ve learned since Sandy and how the city is moving toward a more resilient future.
Metropolis talked to Harvard GSD Professor Jesse M. Keenan on "Blue Dunes: Climate Change By Design," a book he co-edited with Claire Weisz of WXY Architecture.
F.R.E.D, an award-winning rethinking of a coastal community in New York City, respond to nature’s ebb and flow—not against it.
We speak with resilience expert Illya Azaroff to understand why it took the AIA almost a decade to update this vital resource—and why it's better than ever.
Restoring, reopening, and reconnecting 16 beach sites across Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Rockaways damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Indigenous architecture provides some important lessons in building with nature rather than against it.