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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
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My title reflects the theme of a breakout session at the fifth annual Rocky Mountain CitySummit held a couple of weeks ago in Denver. Blog Post
May 7, 2015   By Dean Saitta
Architecture Critic Mark Lamster attended the recent Congress for The New Urbanism annual conference, this year held in Dallas. One panel in particular, "How to Rebuild Architecture," proved informative.
May 7, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
Baltimore was only beginning to undo the ill effects of the architecture and planning response to the riots of 1968 when the protests and unrest of 2015 struck. Can the architecture field produce a more positive response to violence this time?
May 5, 2015   Architect Magazine
The Project for Public Spaces celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, spanning a seismic shift from modernist planning and urban decay of the 1970s to the urban resurgence and focus on smart growth of today. PPS's Ethan Kent reflects.
May 2, 2015   Policy Innovations
A new exhibit at MoMA celebrates the "fitfully idealistic" architecture of Latin America, 1955 through 1980. Broad in scope, the exhibition ranges from Brasília's bold utopianism to the community-focused tactics of Bo Bardi.
Apr 24, 2015   The Economist
Concerns about out-of-character construction, much of it oversized, has led the Los Angeles City Council to prohibit construction of additional 'McMansions.' In some areas, all new development will be held up for two years.
Apr 23, 2015   Los Angeles Daily News
In the quest for density and infill, preservationists often stand beside those who want static cities. But both preservation and density can be ideologies, and thoughtful land use demands a nuanced middle ground.
Apr 22, 2015   MinnPost
In the ever changing global landscape, organizations need to anticipate and adapt to shifting circumstances to survive. AJ Artemel spoke to Dr. Gereon Uerz of the Arup Foresight + Innovation team to discuss how this can be realized.
Apr 21, 2015   Arup Connect
October through January in Chicago—the first architectural biennial in U.S. history.
Apr 16, 2015   Architectural Digest
The winners of a design competition to overhaul a popular tourist destination in Toronto have been announced. Now comes the hard part.
Apr 16, 2015   National Post