Design

August 5, 2010, 6am PDT
Three design firms offer new ideas for redesigning New Orleans' levees.
Good
July 9, 2010, 5am PDT
Rome, a city steeped in history, is struggling to retain and protect its historical identity as the city modernizes and expands.
The New York Times
July 6, 2010, 5am PDT
Designing the city of the future has long been the playground of architects and planners. A New York non-profit design group led by architect Mitchell Joachim keeps that tradition alive.
Guardian
July 5, 2010, 1pm PDT
With the global urban population on the rise and cities expected to become densely populated mega-cities, automakers are trying to design cars for future cities.
The New York Times
June 25, 2010, 5am PDT
An auto company has a new design competition to imagine a future city that is car-friendly.
Scientific American
June 16, 2010, 6am PDT
<em>GOOD</em> points to a new project that's trying to create and collect city logos for every city on the planet.
Good
Blog post
June 13, 2010, 11am PDT
I learned with great sadness about the loss of William Mitchell, 65, this past friday after a long battle with cancer. Bill was the chair of my Ph.D. committee, a mentor and a friend.

 

Anthony Townsend
June 10, 2010, 9am PDT
As it prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, there's room to grow in Brazil's architecture and design communities.
Architect
June 1, 2010, 8am PDT
As host of the World Expo, Shanghai is opening its doors to the world. But with most of the Expo's visitors hailing from within China, it's much more of an international marketing effort for non-Chinese countries directed at the emerging super power.
The New York Times
May 24, 2010, 10am PDT
Five young architects have taken over a derelict home in Detroit and are using it as a full-scale studio for new design ideas.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 29, 2010, 9am PDT
Public health was an early impetus for better urban planning. But over the years, it has faded into the background. This piece from <em>Miler-McCune</em> looks at how health concerns are moving their way back into mainstream planning.
Miller-McCune
March 29, 2010, 10am PDT
With increasing urbanization spreading throughout global cities, Justin McGuirk argues that city design is the biggest challenge acing designers.
Guardian
March 21, 2010, 9am PDT
This article from <em>Architect</em> looks at how GIS is integrating itself into the toolbox of architects.
Architect
March 8, 2010, 1pm PST
A picture's worth a thousand plans - at least when it's a "photo-realistic visualization." Designer Steve Price's detailed 3D flash animations show towns what empty streetscapes and drab buildings could look like with a little bit of planning.
Grist.org
March 3, 2010, 10am PST
St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board formally endorses the removal of elevated and depressed lanes of current I-70 ROW to reconnect city and arch grounds.
St. Louis Post Dispatch
February 24, 2010, 12pm PST
Seattle is reclaiming it's right of way to create a pedestrian street. Landscape architects SvR Design Co. and Hewitt presented two different concepts for the park, one that is "measured" and one that "meanders."
Daily Journal of Commerce
February 3, 2010, 6am PST
This article recalls the story of Patricia Moore, who dressed up as an 80-year-old woman to better understand how the elderly interact with products and the built environment.
California College of the Arts
January 28, 2010, 11am PST
With the devastation in Haiti fresh in mind, <em>Good</em>'s Alissa Walker takes a look at the growing practice of sharing design ideas.
Good
January 20, 2010, 1pm PST
This episode of <em>DnA</em> wonders whether design and architecture will be able to help Haiti revive itself.
KCRW
December 8, 2009, 2pm PST
Check out these photos from the most appealing subway stations around the world - from the ultra modern in Barcelona to the cave-like tunnels in Stockholm.
designboom