Susan S. Szenasy, director of design innovation at Metropolis, weighs in on mega-developments, affordability, resiliency, and diversity in cities.
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.
“We’re beyond the times when some ministry for infrastructure and public works can just come and do what they want to do, or what business interests make them do. The whole city needs to wake up.”
The pilot project by dlandstudio, recently completed along the Gowanus Canal in New York City, will absorb polluted water like a sponge.
The Porsche Design Tower is an apt symbol for the self-absorbed hedonism of Miami's one percent, who continue to ignore the very real threat of rising seas.
Post-Sandy, how can we revitalize Red Hook? And how can these ideas apply to coastal cities around the world?
Studio MISI-ZIIBI has developed a 100-year strategy for the lower Mississippi.
Digital mapping can be a powerful tool for analyzing a site’s biophysical and social context.
New wind turbines installed on the monument's structure promise to take Paris's beloved landmark off the grid.
American design, planning, and development leaders consider the future of our cities
Green Team #29 investigates the feasibility of bringing the city's erstwhile oyster population back to life.
How biomimetics could be the key to our urban future
An architect discusses how his firm is protecting buildings from future floods.
Anticipating the ravages of climate change with the design of resilient waterfront parks in urban settings.
As we move forward, research will drive design and innovation.
New book, The Nature of Urban Design: A New York Perspective on Resilience, defines a new era
Resilience Is the New Green
Understanding geometries and the technological, economic processes that produce them
In the wake of devastating hurricanes and superstorms, a strange new kind of house is emerging.