September 22, 2011, 2pm PDT
Christopher Alexander has said that there is a "timeless way of building" common to all vernacular and traditional architecture and urbanism. This essay looks at how our preference for this way of building evolved among the earliest humans.
Preservation Institute/INTBAU
March 18, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Thousands of demonstrators in St. Petersburg call for a halt to the proposed Gazprom headquarters, a high-rise tower that would be taller than New York's Empire State Building.</p>
INTBAU News
December 23, 2006, 11am PST
<p>A new report from <em>The Classical City</em>, a journal dedicated to preserving St. Petersburg, Russia, describes the destructive effects of the city's new plan and calls for architecture that is consistent with the city's character.</p>
The Classical City
October 7, 2006, 7am PDT
The new law appears to have been crafted to stop a $1.6 billion power transmission line.
The New York Times
September 23, 2006, 9am PDT
When a developer proposed building a toll road under an 1891 law that allowed private developers to condemn property needed for a road, land owners protested, and Colorado changed the law.
The New York Times
July 8, 2006, 1pm PDT
Findings from a new study indicate that the increasing number of forest fires in the West may be due to global warming.
The San Francisco Chronicle
July 6, 2006, 8am PDT
Mexican oil production could be headed for a sharp decline, causing major energy problems for the United States.
The San Francisco Chronicle
June 19, 2006, 8am PDT
A new study finds that melting permafrost in Siberia could make global warming significantly worse by releasing up to 500 billion tons of Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere, almost as much as the 700 billion tons currently in the atmosphere.
June 4, 2006, 11am PDT
Strategic Hotels & Resorts has proposed a plan to build a 20-acre national jazz center and park in the center of New Orleans, to be designed by Pritzker Prize winner, Thom Mayne.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
June 2, 2006, 9am PDT
Frank Gehry, Herzog and de Meuron, Cesar Pelli, Richard Meier, and Enrique Norton are all working on projects in Miami.
The New York Times