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January 15, 2020, 6am PST
An elevated walkway along Chicago’s LaSalle Street would not foster the vibrant street life that proponents envision.
Chicago Tribune
January 6, 2020, 11am PST
The new, privately financed Chase Center arena was designed with San Francisco's tech wealth in mind. It's a handsome addition to the Mission Bay neighborhood but pulls the Bay Area further away from its blue collar roots.
Architect Magazine
January 3, 2020, 7am PST
Stephanie Carlisle, a principal at Philadelphia architecture firm KieranTimberlake, discusses the need for a toolkit of decarbonization strategies that designers can use for all design efforts, "not just the fancy projects or the unique projects."
The Architectural League of New York
January 1, 2020, 11am PST
According to the architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, smart phone technology enabled the most profound changes in Philadelphia during the 2010s.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 31, 2019, 5am PST
This annual architecture and design award has been kicking for ten years now, and 2019 provides the perfect opportunity to review the decade that was the 2010s.
Curbed
December 23, 2019, 7am PST
A skyline-changing pair of towers are proposed for for the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 18, 2019, 11am PST
Value is in the eye of the beholder.
Bloomberg
December 17, 2019, 5am PST
The New York City Council approved Proposed Initiative 1482B by an overwhelming margin, ensuring bird-friendly design and construction practices in the largest U.S. city.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 14, 2019, 11am PST
After decades of "just-good-enough when it comes to design," now may be the time for Toronto to take steps to upgrade its aesthetics.
The Toronto Star
December 12, 2019, 12pm PST
Design firm Grimshaw is developing a Climate Emergency Taskforce. Here's the thinking behind the effort.
The Architectural League of New York
December 12, 2019, 11am PST
Architects Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa discuss their new exhibit and the challenges to planning and building affordable, livable density in Southern California today.
The Planning Report
December 3, 2019, 6am PST
Can't tell New Urbanism from YIMBY? This post tries to help.
Greater Greater Washington
November 30, 2019, 1pm PST
The quality of life or residents might be the best way to measure the benefits of green building programs, according to the president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Smart Cities Dive
November 25, 2019, 10am PST
Legal barriers to accessory dwelling units may be disappearing in some places, but costs can still be prohibitive. Several companies are stepping forward with more affordable options.
The Urbanist
November 18, 2019, 2pm PST
Architects are uniquely positioned to reduce global warming, argues the CEO of Urban Green Council—but first they need to rethink their role.
The Architectural League of New York
November 14, 2019, 6am PST
A skyscraper proposed for land formerly owned by Tribune Media has been redesigned to assuage the concerns of neighbors.
Chicago Tribune
November 11, 2019, 11am PST
Cities are built by men, and so too often urban design does not reflect the needs, perspectives, and realities of women.
BBC
November 3, 2019, 9am PST
An architecture critic writes about plans for a key intersection in North Philadelphia: "By all means, straighten out the street and make it safe, but keep the twists and turns that make this an authentic Philadelphia place."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 31, 2019, 2pm PDT
The 1931 Beaux-Arts Ball immortalized the architects who participated by dressed like famous buildings. Will a 2019 version of the event achieve a contemporary version of the same fame?
Chicago Tribune
October 31, 2019, 6am PDT
Sure to stir controversy, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has compiled a list of the 50 most influential tall buildings of the last 50 years.
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat