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Melanie D.G. Kaplan examines a growing trend in adaptive reuse—the transformation of old and underutilized bridges into elevated parks, walkways, and engines of economic development.
Oct 15, 2013   SmartPlanet
Tyler Falk reports that the Japanese city currently known as Izumisano has a enterprising idea to help reduce its $1.2 billion debt by selling its naming rights.
Nov 4, 2012   SmartPlanet
Rachel James speaks with historian Jennifer Gray about the impact that Disney's "particular brand of nostalgic, comforting architecture and urbanism" has had on the way people experience the city and professionals plan for it.
Oct 17, 2012   SmartPlanet
Never heard of hip-hop architecture? According to C.C. Sullivan, the global movement infusing architecture with artistic and cultural elements inspired by hip-hop has been spreading for at least a decade.
Aug 25, 2012   SmartPlanet
Unsurprisingly, most of the projects compiled by the company KPMG called "Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition" are in expanding countries like China and Saudi Arabia. Tyler Falk pulls out some favorites.
Jul 7, 2012   SmartPlanet
Anyone who's seen Google's homepage doodle today may be aware that it's International Women's Day. C.C. Sullivan has taken the day as an opportunity to celebrate women in architecture and to highlight related events taking place.
Mar 8, 2012   SmartPlanet
Architect Mattias Hollwich talks about BOOM, a community designed with the unique needs of gay and lesbian retirees that has become a blueprint for new retirement developments the world over.
Dec 5, 2011   SmartPlanet
A technology company in Maryland has developed a speed bump that captures the kinetic energy of the cars driving over it and sends it back into the grid.
Nov 1, 2011   SmartPlanet
Segway meets Vespa: car designer Daniel Kim is developing a scooter-sized vehicle that is fully-enclosed and fully-electric, with a range of 150 miles.
Sep 19, 2011   SmartPlanet