Urban Fold


Essayist and novelist Pico Iyer visits Las Vegas and Pyongyang in rapid succession to find that the capital of freedom and fun is not so dissimilar from the wan capital of the Hermit Kingdom.
Yesterday   New York Review of Books
<p>With space at a premium on the National Mall, designers are rethinking the design of the capital's symbolic core.</p>
Apr 13, 2007   AP via Bradenton Herald
<p>As the U.S. Green Building Council responds to critics and prepares its green rating system for massive changes, some say we must ask what more should be done to improve the process.</p>
Apr 10, 2007   The Next American City
<p>With visions of a reforested America in which food is grown locally year round, vertical farms aim to address many of the problems facing mankind, including global warming, runoff, desertification, water pollution, and rapid urbanization.</p>
Apr 10, 2007   New York Magazine
People often ask me if a building has to be old or look historic to create a sense of place. I always answer with a definite "No!" While it may be easier to find older buildings where public activity flourishes, their success is not due to age or a particular architectural style. Blog Post
Apr 9, 2007   By
In honor of Landscape Architecture Month, we present three profiles of professional landscape architects Dennis Carmichael, FASLA, Melissa Marie Evans, ASLA, and Steve Martino, FASLA. Exclusive
Apr 9, 2007  By Nate Berg
The corner café on North Second Street in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia aspires to Euro-style café culture though it lines a little-trafficked street of row houses showing every year of their century and a half of existence, and faces a vast empty, chain-linked block where a Blog Post
Apr 7, 2007   By James S. Russell
<p>Community activists and designers have made a deal with local officials to reuse construction materials from a demolished fire station to build an amphitheater in a local park.</p>
Apr 6, 2007   The Missoulian
<p>Nostalgia for the red tile roofs and stucco exteriors of 1980's SoCal suburbia.</p>
Apr 4, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>The Swedish furniture company is hoping to capitalize on its design sense and efficient manufacturing to expand the market for prefabricated housing.</p>
Apr 3, 2007   The Guardian Unlimited
So I went to see two new New Urbanist communities this weekend - Warwick Grove in the Mid-Hudson Valley, about 50 miles from NYC, and Plainsboro Village Center in central N.J. Blog Post
Apr 2, 2007   By