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Design

Designing large-scale projects that can take years to build in industries that are constantly evolving run the risk of becoming outdated once completed. Arup's Andrew McAlpine discusses how to design for the long-term while remaining innovative.
Aug 13, 2015   Doggerel
Appreciation of diversity, social offerings, and aesthetics trump jobs, economy, and safety according to a new survey by Gallup/Knight.
Nov 16, 2010   John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
With the debut of the latest map of the Moscow Metro, TheCityFix's Jonna McKone takes a look at mass transit maps from across the globe and chats with mapmaker Cameron Booth.
Oct 26, 2010   TheCityFix
A new pedestrian bridge, recently opened near a BART station in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an example of why the high price of good design can sometimes be worth it.
Oct 12, 2010   San Francisco Chronicle
Tim Culvahouse argues that while the widely published and discussed post-Katrina rebuilding project is a worthy undertaking, its designers should take more cues from local building traditions.
Oct 7, 2010   Places
Two interaction design students in New York are starting a 10-week after school program that is trying to teach high school kids design skills that they can use in their communities.
Sep 27, 2010   Urban Omnibus
Five finalists have been announced in a design competition to rethink the park near St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch. <em>Fast Co. Design</em> takes a look at the contenders.
Sep 10, 2010   Fast Co. Design
Most crosswalks are straight lines, but many people walk across streets in an arc. One designer has proposed changing the way crosswalks are painted to improve pedestrian safety.
Sep 7, 2010   Fast Co. Design
Three design firms offer new ideas for redesigning New Orleans' levees.
Aug 5, 2010   Good
Rome, a city steeped in history, is struggling to retain and protect its historical identity as the city modernizes and expands.
Jul 9, 2010   The New York Times
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.
Jul 6, 2010   Guardian