With retail tastes changing faster than a window display at the Gap, communities across the world are developing creative solutions to refresh their vacant and underutilized retail centers. Ten projects show what's possible.
Oct 28, 2013 Urban Land
Many U.S. airports are in need of significant overhauls, as terminals from the 60s and 70s can't keep up with current demand and expectations. Jad Mouawad explores the renovations and expansions transforming the nation's largest airports.
Jun 17, 2012 The New York Times
Christine McLaren considers the history of urban housing in Berlin, and reveals a long-defunct program designed to address a problem faced by countless communities today.
May 3, 2012 BMW Guggenheim Lab
A California real estate group aims to capitalize on cheap foreclosures, collecting homes en masse thanks to a semi-automated decisionmaking system.
Apr 5, 2012 The New York Times
Neglected for decades, a group of tenement buildings in New York City are set to be renovated to provide a new source of affordable housing.
Aug 31, 2011 The New York Observer
As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, renovations to the Maracana, an infamous soccer stadium in Rio de Janeiro, are pricing out the city's poor. Some say the work is killing one of the city's few egalitarian public places.
May 6, 2011 The New York Times
Three public plazas in the center of Philadelphia are set to see much-needed makeovers, and soon.
Feb 14, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
After a trip through Eastern Germany in 1990 photographing blasted out buildings from World War Two, photographer Stefan Koppelkamm's second trip ten years later revealed vastly renovated places -- to his disappointment.
Oct 1, 2010 Der Spiegel
The first phase of the High Line is finished and ready for strolling as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg cut a red ribbon on Monday morning.
Jun 11, 2009 The New York Times
A Washington D.C. project to clean up and repair dilapidated buildings in the city is coming under scrutiny for shoddy work and millions of dollars in public money that are virtually unaccounted for.
Aug 15, 2008 The Washington Post