Black Rock City is the temporary city initially designed by Rod Garrett in 1997 that springs up for the annual Burning Man festival. Each year the city expands to accommodate more people, but still retains its core utopian characteristics.
Sep 18, 2014 Medium
It’s one of those no-win debates, but still a useful one. Blog Post
Sep 15, 2014 By
A recently adopted ordinance allows developers to build significantly fewer parking spaces for projects in proximity to transit stations. Developers have already responded to the advantages offered by the reduced requirements.
Sep 11, 2014 The Architect's Newspaper
James Rojas explains the importance of front porches in Latino-American communities.
Sep 11, 2014 Project for Public Spaces blog
Good design impacts tourism, jobs, property values and quality of life. What can we do to bring good design to small towns and rural communities? Here are a few good tips and inspiring examples.
Sep 8, 2014 CommunityMatters
With London's proposed SkyCycle and Copenhagen's successful Cykelslangen, are elevated cycletracks a viable transportation solution?
Sep 4, 2014 ASLA The Dirt
Here are 50 tools for online engagement. These digital platforms can help local government consult, collaborate with, and empower citizens in planning decisions.
Sep 4, 2014 CommunityMatters
Most North American urbanists turn to Europe for inspiration and direction. Some of that brilliance, Ben Brown reminds us, is due to time and distance.
Sep 3, 2014 PlaceShakers
Architecture Critic Mark Lamster emerged from the "Architect and Architectress" at the Dallas Center for Architecture with a call to action to overturn the old paradigms that contribute to dominance of males in the architecture profession.
Aug 31, 2014 Dallas Morning News
Buildings constructed of unreinforced masonry get much if not most of the media's attention on seismic safety, but so-called 'soft story' wood buildings, often with garages on the ground floor, compose the greatest numbers of vulnerable buildings.
Aug 28, 2014 San Francisco Chronicle