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New research sheds light on how the brain responds to urban environments and architecture.
American Society Of Landscape Architects
June 14, 2021, 7am PDT
Overdue and over budget, infrastructure for pedestrian and people on bikes is finally available on the Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas.
June 7, 2021, 6am PDT
The increasing investment value of real estate has led to tangible changes in the way buildings are designed and function, one author argues.
Fast Company
June 3, 2021, 7am PDT
Despite the historic importance of a vast majority of the city of Philadelphia's buildings, demolitions are happening at a faster rate than ever.
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 1, 2021, 12pm PDT
Learn more about twelve AAPI leaders who have designed buildings and skylines, influenced the built environment, shaped U.S. history, and advocated for communities and residents.
Planning Magazine
May 28, 2021, 5am PDT
A sad day for the world of planning and urban design innovation, as Jaime Lerner, the Brazilian urbanist who created the concept of bus rapid transit as we know it today, passed away in Brazil.
May 27, 2021, 5am PDT
The Vessel is reopening after closing for four months due to a rash of suicides.
New York Post
May 24, 2021, 5am PDT
Little Island came into the world as Pier 55 and even managed to come back from the dead before opening last week.
The New York Times
May 5, 2021, 7am PDT
The Congress for the New Urbanism has announced the hiring of Rick Cole as the its new executive director, filling a role left vacant by the departure of Lynn Richards earlier this year.
CNU Public Square
April 28, 2021, 11am PDT
Adaptive reuse is a hot concept, but regulatory and financial hurdles have made it slow to catch on in practice.
April 20, 2021, 11am PDT
To avoid the pitfalls of disconnected, car-centric suburbs, local governments must proactively plan for sustainable development in growing areas.
CommonWealth Magazine
April 20, 2021, 9am PDT
Policies too narrowly focused on design can drive up the cost of construction and prevent the development of affordable housing.
April 19, 2021, 7am PDT
The newly unearthed "golden city" sheds light on everyday life at the height of ancient Egypt's power.
The Washington Post
April 14, 2021, 6am PDT
More than 15 years of advocacy, and one particularly galvanizing bird kill event, have created the momentum necessary for widespread adoption of the Lights Out Philly initiative.
April 7, 2021, 8am PDT
The former Paradise Valley Mall will undergo a conversion to a mixed-use community with homes, offices, and stores.
April 5, 2021, 9am PDT
The Television City revamp will more than double the currently available space and include a multi-modal mobility hub, pedestrian improvements, and a "robust" transportation demand management program.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 29, 2021, 9am PDT
The developer of the 15-home community claims they will produce homes with a tenth of the waste of traditional construction in record time.
The Guardian
March 23, 2021, 5am PDT
The massive River Ring Waterfront Master Plan includes two towers containing 1,050 residential units, a three-acre beach, and 5,000 square feet of community kiosks.
Urbanize New York
March 16, 2021, 12pm PDT
The 2021 Pritzker Prize, considered the highest annual honor in architecture, has been awarded to a French couple who prioritize kindness in their designs.
March 16, 2021, 8am PDT
The weight of large buildings may not be a major threat to coastal cities, despite recent claims.
San Francisco Chronicle