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.
January 23, 2017, 7am PST
Just because a study says density is more effective than energy system retrofits in reducing emissions, doesn't mean that we have to settle for just one.
October 12, 2015, 1pm PDT
Decades in the making, the Los Angeles City Council has approved regulations requiring the retrofit of vulnerable wood and concrete buildings.
October 1, 2015, 2pm PDT
Many people outside of Salt Lake City might not realize that the city's proximity to the Wasatch Fault puts it at risk for an earthquake likely in the range of 7.1 on the Richter scale.
January 9, 2015, 7am PST
Becky McCray recently posed the question: "What can you do with a roofless building?"
June 20, 2013, 5am PDT
Felicity Barringer looks at an innovative program being tested in Seattle to incentivize commercial property owners to undertake major energy efficiency retrofits. A partnership between skeptical building owners, investors, and utilities is key.
January 16, 2013, 9am PST
The ambitious plan to transform the auto-oriented D.C. suburb of Tysons Corner into vibrant, walkable Tysons will require building a culture of public transportation, and buses are seen a central piece of that effort, reports Luz Lazo.
June 25, 2010, 6am PDT
<em>Chicago Tribune</em> architecture critic Blair Kamin reviews a few mall retrofits and finds that breathing life back into a dead mall can be a challenge.