Inga Saffron recently joined a very small group of architecture critics to win the Pulitzer Prize. What does her victory say about the state of criticism, especially built environment criticism, today?
Apr 21, 2014 Architect
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Feb 20, 2014 By
A city-hired consultant has recommended an expansion of the areas where digital billboards are allowed in Toronto. The sign industry claims the billboards contribute to “vibrancy” but critics argue they're an unwelcome intrusion into public space.
Oct 9, 2013 The Toronto Star
Last week my family and I took in the 2011 Cannes Lions
International Festival of Creativity (more commonly referred to as the Cannes
Commercials), the annual celebration of the best in filmed advertising. The Opinion
Apr 4, 2012 By
Thomas Schielke, an architectural lighting expert, gives an inclusive overview of building facades that include media from the 1931 addition of color at the top of the Empire State Building to a 2010 building that converts brainwaves to light.
Jan 15, 2011 arclighting
A new 21-page report evaluates the efforts of ID, NH, MA, MN, OR, and VT to raise state fuel taxes from 2006-2009. Why did only two succeed? This analysis looks only at how the debates were played out in print media in each of the states.
Jun 7, 2010 University of Vermont Transportation Research Center
More than a quarter of all local TV ad revenue comes from car companies. Could plummeting profits from SUVs mean even worse local news?
Aug 13, 2008 Streetsblog