May 14, 2011, 7am PDT
A number of articles have recently been written criticizing New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan for dramatically changing the city's mobility. This column from <em>Metropolis</em> says that criticism is misdirected.
April 27, 2011, 9am PDT
New Urbanism has been given a bad rap, according to co-founder Andres Duany. In this piece for <em>Metropolis</em> he sets the record straight.
April 14, 2011, 9am PDT
Sidewalks in Holland have for years utilized piped-in waste heat to melt snow. Now, they've added an additional sidewalk amenity: a hearth.
February 25, 2011, 11am PST
In this piece from <em>Metropolis</em>, Joel Kotkin argues that as the world urbanizes, cities are becoming increasingly unequal and do not provide the opportunities they once did.
February 17, 2011, 10am PST
A new book suggests that airports can be the driving factor that creates vibrant global cities in the future. This review from <em>Metropolis</em> holds some doubts.
February 9, 2011, 11am PST
US Department of Housing and Urban Development sees diverse crop of applicants for $100 million in grants going towards community development projects adhering to livability principles.
January 19, 2011, 1pm PST
In Providence, Rhode Island, a team of young developers are breathing new life into an old factory complex. But it's not your typical condo conversion.
January 18, 2011, 2pm PST
Writing for <em>Metropolis</em>, Karrie Jacobs bemoans America's slow pace of growth in transportation infrastructure, and blasts efforts as being too "incremental".
January 18, 2011, 9am PST
The City of New Orleans is about to undertake a massive reconstruction effort that will reshape and rebuild its entire school system.
November 19, 2010, 5am PST
A new center on the campus of Syracuse University is meant to highlight the Rust Belt city's potential -- and to inspire its revitalization.
November 18, 2010, 7am PST
A new high school has opened in East Los Angeles that focuses specifically on urban planning.
October 22, 2010, 7am PDT
A bill working its way through congress seeks to institute more "livable communities" in America. But with few mandates, it's unclear what the bill would actually do.
September 14, 2010, 10am PDT
Urban runoff and contaminated water are creating major ecological damage, even in the United States. One design competition has the goal of rethinking how we handle this crucial resource.
July 9, 2010, 6am PDT
The manufacturing industry is rapidly growing in Brooklyn. But unlike the black smokestacks of the past, this new industrial revolution is both green and high-tech.
June 26, 2010, 7am PDT
Martin Pedersen of Metropolis Magazine explains how a city ordinance termed the 'plaza bonus,' lead to the creation of more than five hundred "privately financed, privately owned, but public spaces."
January 16, 2010, 7am PST
<em>Metropolis</em> presents a slideshow of photographs by artist Christoph Gielen, who photographs suburban developments from a helicopter.
December 20, 2009, 5am PST
There's a monorail on the Las Vegas Strip. Well, kinda. It's actually behind the casinos and hotels that line the famous strip. This piece from <em>Metropolis</em> explains how it got there and why it's not so good.
December 6, 2009, 7am PST
The new Citygarden park in downtown St. Louis is seen by some locals as a sign of hope for the future of the city.
August 4, 2009, 10am PDT
New public space has opened in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in an unlikely place. The new park sits a few feet above the contaminated grounds of a deactivated municipal incinerator.
July 25, 2009, 7am PDT
Moscow's architectural heritage is in danger, according to a new report on preservation in the city.