Architecture

December 19, 2016, 9am PST
Critics Alexandra Lange and Mark Lamster hand out their annual awards for architecture and design, with welcome focus and studied opinions on what make great cities great.
Curbed
December 15, 2016, 12pm PST
Resilience is commonly understood as the capacity to endure shocks and stresses. But for Lisa Dickson, Arup’s resilience leader for the Americas, this definition is too limiting. Jeff Byles talks with her about five key lessons on resilience.
Doggerel
December 15, 2016, 6am PST
Architects at Gresham, Smith & Partners discuss designing for health and wellness, aligning with the US Green Building Council's WELL Building Standard.
Modern Cities
December 12, 2016, 11am PST
John King argues that the city's new guidelines may leave too many loopholes open, potentially defeating their purpose: well-integrated new buildings.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 9, 2016, 9am PST
Several years ago, officials in Long Beach, California, found themselves in a pickle. They had an aging city hall in need of seismic retrofits (price tag: $194 million). Fast-forward to last July, when ground was broken on a $520 million project.
Doggerel
December 8, 2016, 5am PST
Asia's fast-growing cities are having disastrous impacts on both environment and civilization. A Singapore-based firm is trying to create news ways of building before it's too late.
n+1
December 7, 2016, 5am PST
The winners of the 2016 Architecture at Zero competition took a case study located in the fog-locked city of San Francisco and delivered a net-zero site plan for a mixed-use academic facility.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 30, 2016, 12pm PST
Founded in 1928, the fascist new town of Arborea (formerly known as Mussolinia) still shows hints of the divergence between the traditional towns of Sardinia and the modernist leanings of its founders.
Wallpaper
November 28, 2016, 2pm PST
A new kind of building will soon rise in the United States: the wooden tower. Extensive testing by the US Department of Agriculture and the timber industry will soon make timber viable for high-rise tower construction.
Doggerel
November 23, 2016, 6am PST
Providence, Rhode Island is one of many cities to get mall-like retail center built with walkability in mind and set around a Plaza.
Providence Journal
November 22, 2016, 2pm PST
The first step of character-based zoning is extracting local DNA. Hazel Borys reviews Tucson's highlights for Sonoran Desert inspiration.
PlaceShakers
Blog post
November 21, 2016, 11am PST
Keynote speeches and break-out sessions at this year's Rocky Mountain City Summit implicated the importance of cultural knowledge for planning inclusive and equitable cities.
Dean Saitta
November 19, 2016, 7am PST
Modular construction has been offered as a cheaper construction alternative and a possible solution for the affordable housing crisis. Now the building typology has a new showcase project in Brooklyn.
The Wall Street Journal
November 17, 2016, 5am PST
What will our cities look like in the year 2050?
Doggerel
November 15, 2016, 2pm PST
A compendium of the most discussed examples of news and commentary regarding the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States—but only what's directly relevant to the fields of planning and urban design.
Planetizen
November 7, 2016, 11am PST
Climate change is the new reality, and building owners and developers that want to remain in business need to adapt. So says a recent Urban Land Institute (ULI) report that calls last year's Paris agreement "a potential game changer."
Doggerel
November 3, 2016, 7am PDT
What Happens When A Beverly Hills Developer Decides A Ballot Initiative Is Easier than the Planning Process?
The Planning Report
November 2, 2016, 7am PDT
Faced with a surging population and a need for big new ideas, Crain's recently tasked 12 design and planning firms to conjure up creative ideas for the city.
Crain's New York Business
October 29, 2016, 9am PDT
A look at Parkchester, one of four planned communities built by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York City, circa 1940s. The complex includes over 12,000 rental and ownership apartments, located near the #6 subway.
The New York Times
October 27, 2016, 11am PDT
The city of Vancouver has emerged as a leader in "laneway" housing: secondary units built onto existing lots, often facing an alleyway. To boost supply, the city may expedite permitting for modular units.
Vancouver Sun