Edwin Heathcote looks at "fumbling attempts at creating new forms of urbanity" and "new ideals of beauty" in cities like Milton Keynes, Rotterdam, and Dubai, and asks if we can still create urban beauty, or if it's even desirable in the first place.
Jan 14, 2013 The Financial Times
As cities strive to improve the "design" and "beauty" of their buildings, how can such attributes be mandated by planning documents if their mere mention is verboten, asks Karrie Jacobs.
Oct 17, 2012 Metropolis
Toronto's lack of focus on transportation planning and the absence of a national strategy for mobility is turning the city into a messy gridlock, according to this column.
Jun 2, 2011 Globe and Mail
The city of Vancouver is beautiful, but according to this op-ed, it hasn't yet been able to create a truly vibrant city life.
May 27, 2011 The Vancouver Sun
Seattle is growing more dense, which is underlining the importance of the city's public spaces. But as this piece from <em>Crosscut</em> argues, the city's public spaces are mostly bleak and underused.
May 19, 2011 Crosscut
Architects and urbanists gathered in the city Jane Jacobs made her home to ask, "What makes a beautiful city?"
Apr 22, 2011 Azure
Is it okay yet to talk about cities and beauty in the same breath? Teacher Karrie Jacobs finds an astonishing lack of reading material for her class on aesthetic beauty and the built environment.
Sep 15, 2010 Metropolis Magazine
Roger Scruton compares American and European ways of regulating aesthetics in buildings.
Dec 24, 2009 The American Enterprise Institute
<em>Building Happiness,</em> a new collection of writings on architecture, concludes that the connect between beauty and happiness is unfounded.
May 28, 2009 Metropolis Magazine
There's no shortage of writing and conjecture on New York City when it comes to urban and city issues. But one subject that has been neglected in the urban academic discourse is the city's incredible concentration of beautiful women. Opinion
Feb 22, 2009 By