Design

September 15, 2018, 9am PDT
A competition in the San Francisco Bay Area highlights projects considering new ways to design for impending environmental changes.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 6, 2018, 7am PDT
Houses that aren't vulnerable to embers blowing in the wind, could save the government and homeowners millions.
99 Percent Invisible
Blog post
June 11, 2018, 2pm PDT
European cities tend to be more walkable and transit-accessible—perhaps because they get the three Ds right (density, diversity, and design).
Michael Lewyn
May 9, 2018, 9am PDT
Aerial photos show just how completely some areas of the city were transformed before the building typology was eliminated earlier this week.
The Denver Post
April 12, 2018, 6am PDT
A columnist explores how to create an environment that encourages focused, safe driving.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 3, 2018, 7am PST
Cities have become obsessed with going viral.
CityLab
August 20, 2017, 1pm PDT
Public notice signs rarely garner much attention. Atlanta's planning department is changing that by partnering with a private design firm. The result? More striking signage.
Fast Co. Design
Blog post
July 11, 2017, 10am PDT
Some argue that neighborhoods will be willing to accept new housing as long as it is high quality; this argument overlooks a wide variety of other objections to new housing.
Michael Lewyn
May 19, 2017, 10am PDT
Accepted by planners as a way to make buildings feel less 'crowded' and baked into many zoning codes, setbacks achieve no benefit other than giving opponents of development a bargaining chip.
California Planning & Development Report
May 7, 2017, 1pm PDT
As the energy grid evolves to accommodate more and more solar energy, conflicts emerge.
99% Invisible
March 23, 2017, 7am PDT
What if an algorithm could meet the needs of the economic system driving suburban housing development while also designing more diverse building types? One architect has already experimented with this provocative thought experiment.
Co.Design
March 4, 2017, 9am PST
Designing trails means serving many masters. Those who do it professionally must balance aesthetics with practical concerns like drainage.
99% Invisible
January 26, 2017, 1pm PST
Andres Duany takes to the CNU's Public Square to argue for the critical need for codes in a built environment awash in mediocrity.
Public Square
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
September 17, 2016, 7am PDT
The Urbanist is publishing a series of articles focusing on the leadership of women is shaping the past, present, and future of Seattle.
The Urbanist
August 2, 2016, 1pm PDT
Citing several recent projects, Alan G. Brake argues that New York City is developing an urban identity that no longer transmits every experience through the lens of Manhattan.
Dezeen
July 20, 2016, 11am PDT
What would Richard Neutra do with a third arm? UC Berkeley researchers once asked him that and more, for science.
99% Invisible
July 12, 2016, 6am PDT
Current trends in the design community require a pointed question: "When everything is characterized as 'world-changing,' is anything?"
The New York Times
June 20, 2016, 10am PDT
A design fix helps Brooklyn brownstones go green.
Wired
June 1, 2016, 6am PDT
NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s annual celebration of design, recently wrapped up its fourth season. To learn more about who makes up the design community, photographer Charles Aydlett asked attendees how they would like to see design evolve in the city.
Doggerel