Architecture

5 days ago
Planning for the first human occupied martian cities is taking its next big step with three 3D-printed test colonies planned to be erected in the Mojave Desert.
Quartz
5 days ago
The rare and elusive comprehensive planning review has been published by nextSTL.
nextSTL
6 days ago
Townhouses have been growing like kudzu in Houston over the past few years as the uber-sprawling city has finally started to fill in and become more dense. Locals hate them, but there's beauty to be found in efficient land use.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
August 17, 2016, 1pm PDT
One Tanzanian nonprofit is putting the focus on skill-building to fight poverty. David Lambert, an engineer with Arup, discusses the nonprofit's latest endeavor, a new vocational school near the town of Same.
Doggerel
August 16, 2016, 11am PDT
A "McMansion 101" post for those who wish to arm themselves with studied arguments against this popular style of residential construction.
Worst of McMansions
August 13, 2016, 9am PDT
A look at the future of interior lighting, from LED lighting to connected lighting platforms where lights will no longer simply accessorize spaces, they’ll be fully integrated within them. Also discussed are "smart buibs," and comments from experts.
Line//Shape//Space
August 9, 2016, 9am PDT
There are several reasons that gender neutral bathrooms will soon replace separated men's and women's bathrooms, and they have nothing to do with gender identity, explains Jimmy Parker, event producer and former BID director.
UrbDeZine
August 9, 2016, 5am PDT
In the first half of the 20th century, the Olympic games actually had a medal competition for town planning.
Atlas Obscura
August 8, 2016, 12pm PDT
There's a difference between designing for safety and designing for fear.
Motherboard
August 3, 2016, 11am PDT
It might be possible for San Francisco residents to feel like the challenges of homelessness, gentrification, and a tech boom, all colliding at once, are unique to their city. Other cities—Denver for example—are facing the same challenges.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 2, 2016, 12pm PDT
Home to some of the city's most famous athletes and industry chiefs, the Millennium Tower could soon be home to a protracted and expensive legal battle.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 30, 2016, 5am PDT
CityLab reviews the "Skyscraper" mobile app game, from Tinybop, Inc.
CityLab
July 28, 2016, 1pm PDT
While Democrats consider the future of the country, the host city of the DNC offers a great urban lesson from the past: the elegant efficiency of rowhouses.
California Planning & Development Report
July 28, 2016, 5am PDT
The eagerly anticipated selection of the future site of the Obama Presidential Library has leaked to the press. A formal announcement is expected soon.
Chicago Tribune
July 26, 2016, 1pm PDT
With the rise of globalization, and urbanization, people are rethinking how cities should be structured in terms of transportation and mobility. Is it possible to reconfigure auto-centric cities into pedestrian-friendly spaces?
Doggerel
July 25, 2016, 2pm PDT
On July 25, 1916, New York adopted its first Zoning Resolution, for the first time regulating the height, size and arrangement of buildings in the city.
The New York Times
July 20, 2016, 11am PDT
What would Richard Neutra do with a third arm? UC Berkeley researchers once asked him that and more, for science.
99% Invisible
July 20, 2016, 6am PDT
Some of the New York Subway's stations and cars could be getting a drastically updated look—as soon as 2020.
CityLab
July 19, 2016, 5am PDT
A new breed of preservation has sprung up in Toronto, where existing structures are partially preserved to give new building's old facades. But is this attempt to preserve the existing streetscape actually succeeding?
Treehugger
July 17, 2016, 11am PDT
Often overlooked, alleys can be transformed into valuable community spaces
CityLab