Architecture

An online video game has the perfect remedy for anyone who hates modernism—and Le Corbusier more specifically.
23 hours ago   The Architect's Newspaper
Josh Stephens reports on the Pershing Square Renew Design Challenge, an effort to redo one of the "world's worst squares and plazas." The new Pershing Square may hearken back to the years before its misguided 1992 redesign.
Dec 22, 2015   Next City
After a decade of development, Paris' first EcoDistrict launched this year. Built in place of a disused train station, the district features offices, housing, and amenities built around clean and green principles.
Dec 21, 2015   The Global Grid
Journalist Alex Ulam speaks with Sarene Marshall, director of the Urban Land Institute's Center for Sustainability, about the role conservation is playing in fighting climate change and her role at the agency.
Dec 18, 2015   Doggerel
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The results of a year's worth of writing, reading, sharing, and commenting are in. These are the most popular Planetizen posts from the year 2015. Exclusive
Dec 18, 2015  By James Brasuell
Created with input from historian Mark Footer, this tool overlays street views of modern Hong Kong with historical photos from the colonial era through the 20th century.
Dec 11, 2015   HotelClub
How can cities in dry climates become self-sufficient in terms of water? California based Dry Lands Institute is creating a digital design tool called Hazel that aims to address just that.
Dec 9, 2015   Doggerel
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New York Times columnists and critics have always figured prominently in my urban studies course reading lists, whether it's Paul Krugman advocating Old World urbanism, Blog Post
Dec 7, 2015   By Dean Saitta
Known for its unique Moorish Revival architecture, and beset by a host of urban problems, the Miami suburb may have found its savior in Germane Barnes. The young architect and planner aims to revitalize the area without gentrifying it.
Dec 6, 2015   Curbed
Since 2011, the controversial Jerusalem Light Rail system has been a driving force behind the renewal and reintegration of some areas of the old city. In addition, the Jerusalem Business District is being planned as the city's new economic hub.
Dec 5, 2015   Cities of the Future
The 2016 Gold Medal is considered a rebuttal to the Pritzker Prize, which neglected to acknowledge Denise Scott Brown when it awarded Robert Venturi in 1991.
Dec 4, 2015   Chicago Tribune