Julie V. Iovine laments that while walkability is the watchword of the day, architects have to design what they're hired to design -- and that often means designing iconic buildings that turn a blind eye to pedestrians.
Jun 24, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper
Mike Lydon discusses "tactical urbanism", a DIY approach to planning that is sweeping the nation, and explains how communities are making lasting impacts at the grassroots level.
Jun 23, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper
Amanda Kolson Hurley surveys the innovative architecture and urban planning transforming America's notoriously stodgy capital into a model of progressive urbanism.
Jun 22, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper
Recent recipient of the ASLA's Gold Medal, landscape architect Laurie Olin shares some interesting opinions on his distinguished career, landscape urbanism, and the state of public space.
Jun 21, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper
"Currently in its greatest period of park expansion since the 1930s," New York City has shown a remarkable commitment to expanding its open spaces, but finding the resources to maintain them is another issue entirely, explains Caitlin Blanchfield.
Jun 15, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper
From lawsuits to development pressures, Landmarks Illinois, the venerable voice for preservation in the state, has been doing its best to fend off challengers to the state's historic treasures. A new president hopes to help stiffen the defenses.
Jun 14, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper
Rather than turn its back of the remnants of the industry that made and unmade this quintessential steel town, Bethlehem is rethinking its identity with the abandoned steel plant turned cultural magnet as its centerpiece, writes Tom Stoelker.
Jun 8, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper
After being rocked by a scandal over extravagant spending, Tom Stoelker wonders whether the General Services Administration (GSA) and their hallmark initiatives, such as the Design Excellence Program, will suffer in the political fallout.
Jun 7, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper
Matt Shaw updates the status of New York's efforts to catch up with the global rise in super-tall residential skyscrapers.
Jun 4, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper
Amanda Kolson Hurley reviews the ambitious exhibit <em>House and Home</em>, on view at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.
May 31, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper