Federal Buildings

Modern six-story office building in Washington, D.C. formerly occupied by Federal Aviation Administration.

Legislation Introduced to Support Adaptive Reuse of Federal Buildings

The proposed bill would promote the conversion of vacant and underused buildings into affordable housing.

April 15, 2024 - Route Fifty

Neoclassical Architecture

White House Could Mandate Classical Style for All Federal Buildings

The Trump administration prefers the Neoclassical style of buildings like the Treasury Building in Washington, D.C.

February 5, 2020 - Architectural Record

Federal Fortresses: How Much Building Security is Too Much?

Maureen McAvey, Executive Vice President with the Urban Land Institute, spoke recently to a congressional committee on the growing problem of federal buildings that are designed with myopic attention to security and ignore urban growth strategies.

June 3, 2010 - Maureen McAvey

Ensuring Sustainability in Federal Buildings

Change Observer interviews Casey Jones, the director of design excellence and the arts for the U.S. General Services Administration about green building and sustainability in urban design.

January 2, 2010 - Change Observer

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Call for Speakers

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New Updates on PD&R Edge

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Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

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Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.