The US State Department Bureau of Overseas Building Operations plans to release new guidelines for design excellence to inform the architecture of embassies around the world.
May 2, 2011 Architectural Record
Planners have embraced "1/4th of a mile" as the official distance that people are willing to walk to take transit. But why is that the measure, and is it accurate?
May 1, 2011 Human Transit
Howard Blackson looks at new tools for fixing cities, including form-based codes, plans for complexities (neighborhoods, urban patterns, architecture), classification of character, and funding systems.
Apr 30, 2011 PlaceShakers
Device Magazine features photos of places with deserted technology like the former Soviet nuclear submarine base in Balaklava, Ukraine and a ship graveyard in Lisbon, Portugal.
Apr 29, 2011 Device Magazine
Immigrant populations can be valuable assets to communities. This post from <em>The Atlantic</em> looks at how different countries' openness to immigrants benefits their economic development.
Apr 29, 2011 The Atlantic
Two writers from different parts of the world collaborate to expound on the evolution of places and how best to understand the changes underway in the urban world.
Apr 28, 2011 Sustainable Cities Collective
Cities have existed since about 5000 B.C. This post from <em>Business Insider</em> looks at some of the most important cities throughout history.
Apr 27, 2011 Business Insider
Despite the continued struggles of the U.S. economy, green roofs have proliferated with the market increasing 30% from the previous year.
Apr 27, 2011 ASLA's The Dirt blog
Planetizen founding Editor Chris Steins offers his evaluation of the top 25 thinkers at the intersection of planning and technology. Exclusive
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Architect Alan Pullman talks about how adaptive reuse and green architecture can be used to revitalize urban neighborhoods and springboard economic growth, using a recent project to demonstrate.
Apr 26, 2011 Buildipedia.com