Frank Gruber asks, "why, not how." Many of the explanations for decline are clear; why it was allowed to happen, less so. Gruber highlights "suspects" of what might have led to cities' destruction.
Aug 3, 2011 The Huffington Post
The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a traveling exhibition that will visit nine cities in the next six years, providing a public space to explore the challenges of today's cities.
Aug 3, 2011 The Architect's Newspaper
Designing the U.S. embassy abroad is any architect's dream. But a crash between safety imperatives and beautiful design often results in "a dull series of near-identical, boxy bunkers," says The Economist.
Aug 2, 2011 The Economist
Before there were "smart cities", there was R. Buckminster Fuller.
Jul 30, 2011 The New York Times
This essay from <em>Places</em> looks at the history of "architectural fiction", and how imagined spaces and uses of land enrich understanding of the built environment.
Jul 30, 2011 Places
An Al Queda spokesperson says that they refuse to attack any U.S. bridges or any part of the transportation system because they're already in such a poor state no one will notice.
Jul 29, 2011 The Onion
Small-scale, temporary interventions in urban space have brought the concept of "pop-up" projects into the civic space of cities.
Jul 26, 2011 The Globe and Mail
2 architects from the firm HPlusF took on the challenge of taking a Hummer and redesigning it into a modular dwelling. Thus, the HummerHaus.
Jul 25, 2011 dornob
Kaid Benfield shares this video from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that includes audio and video of Jane Jacobs, a rarity.
Jul 23, 2011 SustainableCitiesCollective
Major study by the Partnership for Prevention identifies numerous ways to reduce air pollution, increase physical fitness and reduce traffic risk.
Jul 22, 2011 Transportation and Health: Policy Interventions for Safer