The American City Makes a Comeback

Architectural Record explores the rebirth of the American city through the lens of three cities reinventing themselves through public initiatives, architecture, and urban design: Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Oklahoma City.

In an era that Editor in Chief Cathleen McGuigan predicts may be considered the Century of the City, "Mayors and municipal governments have been leading the nation in policies that promote sustainability and quality of life, often partnering with local corporations, foundations, and institutions." 

Architectural Record examines the ways in which a thriving economy based on the energy sector is leading to good architecture and an enhanced public realm in Oklahoma City, and how Pittsburgh and Cleveland are "attracting high-tech companies and young people, who demand and perpetuate a cosmopolitan way of life."

Full Story: New Life For the American City

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