Urban Fold

Architect

An annual competition to recognize public spaces for their economic and social benefit has announced six finalists.
Jun 13, 2015   Architect
A review of June Williamson's new book reminds us that the need to retrofit suburbia is as urgent as ever, despite the ascendance of cities. Amanda Kolson Hurley explores the top five reasons 'why the suburbs are shaping up as the new frontier.'
May 22, 2013   Architect
A growing number of nations are instituting design standards and architecture policies to help make good design a part of the national strategy.
May 16, 2011   Architect
An architect takes a seat on the Wet Hollywood City Council, and offers his thoughts on density and parking in the city and where things went wrong.
May 16, 2011   Architect
An increasing amount of architecture projects in the U.S. are taking regional concerns like water and energy production into consideration.
May 14, 2011   Architect
The built environment plays a big role in public health, and the professions involved in creating the built environment need to pay more attention to building healthy places, argues Clark Manus, president of the American Institute of Architects.
Apr 22, 2011   Architect
The experience of rebuilding a streetcar line in New Orleans and the subsequent neighborhood growth that followed offers lessons to other cities considering streetcar plans, according to this piece from <em>Architect Magazine</em>.
Mar 24, 2011   Architect
NIMBYism is obstructing the urban planning process, according to architect and New Urbanist Andres Duany. He suggests changing the public participation process to unclog the system.
Jan 11, 2011   Architect
Citywide form-based codes are gaining in popularity, with Miami's recently implemented code and a new code in Denver. But some architects worry about if and how these new codes will impact their work and the look of their cities.
Jul 20, 2010   Architect
As it prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, there's room to grow in Brazil's architecture and design communities.
Jun 10, 2010   Architect
Renowned New Urbanist Jeff Speck tackles the critics and their reasons, from Modernists to libertarians.
Jun 7, 2010   Architect