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Scooter opponents in Alexandria, Virginia, claim the devices threaten the historic character of the city, but supporters say the argument is nonsense.
Greater Greater Washington
August 9, 2019, 9am PDT
The film captures a gentrifying San Francisco by incorporating many subtle details about the city's past and present.
San Francisco Examiner
August 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Rome's Spanish Steps are no longer a place for sitting.
Associated Press
Blog post
July 31, 2019, 5am PDT
Contrary to popular myth, New York is not drowning in new housing.
Michael Lewyn
July 19, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Renaissance Revival building that houses New York City's beloved Strand Bookstore is under consideration by the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission. The case has provoked debate between rival advocates.
Pacific Standard
July 18, 2019, 8am PDT
Controversy over a plan to revitalize the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal in Washington, D.C. has some questioning whether the High Line in New York City is the best model for the adaptive reuse of public space.
Greater Greater Washington
July 9, 2019, 9am PDT
It's rare for an entire exhibition to be devoted to the practice and history of planning. This is a big one.
CityLab
July 8, 2019, 5am PDT
Eight buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright are the first works of U.S. modern architecture to be named UNESCO World heritage sites.
Chicago Tribune
July 7, 2019, 9am PDT
The short life of the Palace of Auburn Hills, once home to the NBA's Detroit Pistons, is a "colossal waste," according to John Gallagher.
Detroit Free Press
July 2, 2019, 7am PDT
Even though they often occupy valuable real estate, some Boston properties have sat vacant in various states of limbo for years.
The Boston Globe
June 23, 2019, 9am PDT
The plan will detail $4 million in improvements to one of the city’s biggest tourist draws.
Urbanize Los Angeles
June 21, 2019, 9am PDT
A renovation saved the Portland Building, designed by postmodern pioneer Michael Graves, from demolition, but its likely doomed its status on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 17, 2019, 10am PDT
The progressive Northern California project is adapting to the times.
The New York Times
June 13, 2019, 11am PDT
Built as an embodiment of the ideals of prison reformers, the Eastern State Penitentiary had running water and central heating before the White House, and housed the first synagogue built in an American prison.
Penn IUR Urban Link
June 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
Can a bike lane threaten the historic character of a parkway? One group of local advocates in Denver thinks so.
CBS Denver
June 4, 2019, 1pm PDT
Ridership is down and the station has struggled in recent years, but new plans could help revive the 80-year-old historic landmark.
Los Angeles Times
June 1, 2019, 5am PDT
The el/El/L debate has never been resolved, but the CTA says its usage is the correct one.
Chicago Magazine
May 30, 2019, 10am PDT
The National Trust for Historic Preservation today announced its list of the 11 most endangered historic places in the country.
National Trust For Historic Preservation
May 19, 2019, 5am PDT
Spoilers are coming.
CityLab
May 8, 2019, 9am PDT
Leonardo Da Vinci gets credit for many inventions and creative breakthroughs, but his contributions to the theory of city making gets less credit.
CityLab