In this post from <em>NRDC Swithcboard</em>, Kaid Benfield argues that environmentalists need to care about cities, as urban areas can't be separated form "nature".
Aug 12, 2011 NRDC Switchboard
Public art plays a role in cities across the world. But what role exactly, and for what purpose? <em>Glass House Conversations</em> explores these questions in this series.
Aug 9, 2011 Glass House Conversations
The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center in Dallas has saved the city an estimated $3 million in jail time and homeless management. Architecture gets some of the credit.
Aug 9, 2011 Next American City
Alex Steffen presents the idea that by focusing development into "hyperdense" communities you create a host of benefits that reduce climate change by reducing trips.
Aug 9, 2011 TED
Adam E. Anderson says that there is a growing need for "a hybrid landscape architect/sound artist" to sculpt the sonic environment in public spaces.
Aug 8, 2011 Design Under Sky
Architectural Digest highlights films where the architectural setting plays a larger role than most of the people, from the futuristic (Blade Runner) to the contemporary (The Ghost Writer).
Aug 8, 2011 Architectural Digest
They've been tough to build, thanks to a market skewed towards suburban-style houses via tax, infrastructure, mortgage, and land value subsidies, says Ben Brown. But six years after the storm, Katrina Cottages offer some hard-won solutions.
Aug 6, 2011 PlaceShakers
...except with architects, who are still creating utopian visions. A new book gathers works by 70 such architects and includes a "linear city" thousands of miles long proposed by an Italian architecture firm.
Aug 5, 2011 The Globe and Mail
The location of parked cars can either destroy walkability or enhance it, writes urbanist Steve Mouzon.
Aug 5, 2011 The Original Green Blog
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy released an interactive map displaying thousands of alternative fuel stations around the nation.
Aug 5, 2011 TheCityFix.com