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October 12, 2020, 7am PDT
A riverfront revival was well underway in Chicago. Then the pandemic hit. How can a splashy new downtown commercial development expect to fare in Covid's world?
Chicago Tribune
October 11, 2020, 11am PDT
The coronavirus has upended urban life, but it also provides an opportunity to look to new and innovative redesign of cities in the future.
The Guardian
October 7, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Willis Tower in Chicago, once the tallest building in the world, is still making history in superlative terms.
Commercial Property Executive
October 1, 2020, 5am PDT
A residential skyscraper proposed for Manhattan's Upper West Side included a mechanical void that predated new rules in the city prohibiting the height-enhancing building practice. A judge still rejected the project as planned.
Gothamist
September 2, 2020, 12pm PDT
A high-profile project in the heart of the cultural and civic center of Downtown Los Angeles is rising quickly, and practically in secret, as the area's daytime population stays home during the pandemic.
Los Angeles Times
August 7, 2020, 9am PDT
The idea for the Eisenhower was approved by Congress in 1999, and though the opening date for the Frank Gehry-designed memorial was delayed from May 2020, the public will finally get a chance to see newest memorial in D.C. this September.
The Washington Post
Feature
July 15, 2020, 9am PDT
The 10th anniversary of "Cities for People" offers the occasion for this interview with Jan Gehl, who has devoted a 60-year career to ideas about humanistic city planning—ideas of increasing relevance in 2020.
Jan Gehl
July 10, 2020, 6am PDT
The president of Hudson Companies and The Planning Report’s first editor, David Kramer, discusses New York City’s COVID response and recovery and its likely impact on multifamily housing development going forward.
The Planning Report
July 9, 2020, 8am PDT
A wealthy enclave in the middle of the Los Angeles basin could soon have a new look on its skyline.
The Architect's Newspaper
July 8, 2020, 11am PDT
POLITICO Magazine surveyed designers, architects, planners, doctors, psychologists, logisticians, and others, asking them how they would redesign the world for the Covid-19 era and beyond.
Politico Magazine
July 8, 2020, 10am PDT
From the outset, defining the culture and character of a city is a daunting task, especially when the city around you disappears.
Sustaining Place
Blog post
July 1, 2020, 6am PDT
Developing anti-racist approaches to urban planning requires looking elsewhere—to other geographies and histories—for alternative urban imaginaries and practices.
Dean Saitta
June 10, 2020, 12pm PDT
Did coronavirus bring certain death to the traditional concept of the office, or is it only a matter of time until we return to business as usual?
The Economist
June 8, 2020, 5am PDT
A Black architect calls on designers to recommit their training and expertise to account for the health and safety of all, especially those who have been most harmed by the status quo of the built environment.
Fast Company
May 21, 2020, 10am PDT
A proposal for the development of a mass timber high-rise in First Hill is under community review in Seattle. The project, which adjusted plans to add an additional 6 floors, proposes the tallest mass timber building in Seattle.
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
May 14, 2020, 7am PDT
Modular systems and flexible use of shared spaces are priorities as urban designers begin to consider how design requirements will change in the future.
WHYY
May 13, 2020, 11am PDT
Does new market rate housing increase the average cost of housing, by inducing demand, or does it help stabilize the housing market by offering new supply? The debate continues in San Francisco.
Curbed San Francisco
May 11, 2020, 5am PDT
Looking for intellectual reinforcements as the country enters the third month of social distancing and stay-at-home-orders? Listen up.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 8, 2020, 7am PDT
Some of the most beloved public parks and essential advances in public sanitation can be traced back to their roots in the Cholera outbreaks in the 1800s.
History
April 30, 2020, 7am PDT
Opponents of dense housing and public transit have seized on the disproportionate death toll originating from the epicenter of the nation's coronavirus outbreak. Is it time for the leaders of New York and New Jersey to admit they acted late?
Slate