Le Corbusier's modernist city, long a target of criticism from urban planners, is reportedly being sold off piece by piece. Preservationists are incensed and are leading an effort to preserve the city's signature style.
Mar 21, 2011 domus
Developing countries have begun importing Western-style pro-sprawl urban planning policies, often to their detriment. Kuala Lumpur and cities across the communist world are examined.
Sep 7, 2010 Market Urbanism
Chandigarh, the modernist city designed by Le Corbusier in India, is becoming increasingly popular among scholars, critics and a rising residential population. But some of the best parts of the city are closed to the public.
Aug 20, 2010 Change Observer
Katherine Don looks back at Broadacre City, Wright's attempt to replace the modern industrial city once and for all.
Apr 9, 2010 Next American City
Vinayak Bharne pays a pilgrimage to Chandigarh, India, memorialized in planning literature as Le Corbusier's utopian vision for Indian modernity, as well as a blunder of modernist insensitivity. Six decades since its conception, the city has been magically appropriated by its people, while its infamous Capitol complex appears like an abandoned ruin. Exclusive
Jan 4, 2010 By
We've gotten a lot of responses on our Top 100 Urban Thinkers list, particularly those wanting to separate out the 'bad' from the 'good'. Mary Newsom was inspired by the list to ponder, who was the worst?
Sep 18, 2009 The Naked City
A new picture book introduces the architecture and urban ideas of Le Corbusier to children.
Sep 16, 2009 Arcspace
The Washington Post reviews <em>Le Corbusier: A Life,</em> a new biography by Nicholas Fox Weber, and finds it a messy book that nonetheless makes clear his "monomaniacal, narcissistic and pugilistic temperament."
Dec 7, 2008 Washington Post
In the mid-1900s architect Le Corbusier designed a grand sports complex for Baghdad as part of the city's bid for the 1960 Olympics. That bid failed and the project was never built. Now, original drawings and designs are on display.
Oct 20, 2008 Building Design
A favorite target of planners, Corbusier's radical design for Chandigarh in India is being considered by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
Aug 30, 2008 LiveMint.com