Design

November 16, 2010, 9am PST
Appreciation of diversity, social offerings, and aesthetics trump jobs, economy, and safety according to a new survey by Gallup/Knight.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
October 26, 2010, 6am PDT
With the debut of the latest map of the Moscow Metro, TheCityFix's Jonna McKone takes a look at mass transit maps from across the globe and chats with mapmaker Cameron Booth.
TheCityFix
October 12, 2010, 2pm PDT
A new pedestrian bridge, recently opened near a BART station in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an example of why the high price of good design can sometimes be worth it.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 7, 2010, 11am PDT
Tim Culvahouse argues that while the widely published and discussed post-Katrina rebuilding project is a worthy undertaking, its designers should take more cues from local building traditions.
Places
September 27, 2010, 5am PDT
Two interaction design students in New York are starting a 10-week after school program that is trying to teach high school kids design skills that they can use in their communities.
Urban Omnibus
September 10, 2010, 7am PDT
Five finalists have been announced in a design competition to rethink the park near St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch. Fast Co. Design takes a look at the contenders.
Fast Co. Design
September 7, 2010, 11am PDT
Most crosswalks are straight lines, but many people walk across streets in an arc. One designer has proposed changing the way crosswalks are painted to improve pedestrian safety.
Fast Co. Design
August 5, 2010, 6am PDT
Three design firms offer new ideas for redesigning New Orleans' levees.
Good
July 9, 2010, 5am PDT
Rome, a city steeped in history, is struggling to retain and protect its historical identity as the city modernizes and expands.
The New York Times
July 6, 2010, 5am PDT
Designing the city of the future has long been the playground of architects and planners. A New York non-profit design group led by architect Mitchell Joachim keeps that tradition alive.
Guardian
July 5, 2010, 1pm PDT
With the global urban population on the rise and cities expected to become densely populated mega-cities, automakers are trying to design cars for future cities.
The New York Times
June 25, 2010, 5am PDT
An auto company has a new design competition to imagine a future city that is car-friendly.
Scientific American
June 16, 2010, 6am PDT
<em>GOOD</em> points to a new project that's trying to create and collect city logos for every city on the planet.
Good
Blog post
June 13, 2010, 11am PDT
I learned with great sadness about the loss of William Mitchell, 65, this past friday after a long battle with cancer. Bill was the chair of my Ph.D. committee, a mentor and a friend.

 

Anthony Townsend
June 10, 2010, 9am PDT
As it prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, there's room to grow in Brazil's architecture and design communities.
Architect
June 1, 2010, 8am PDT
As host of the World Expo, Shanghai is opening its doors to the world. But with most of the Expo's visitors hailing from within China, it's much more of an international marketing effort for non-Chinese countries directed at the emerging super power.
The New York Times
May 24, 2010, 10am PDT
Five young architects have taken over a derelict home in Detroit and are using it as a full-scale studio for new design ideas.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 29, 2010, 9am PDT
Public health was an early impetus for better urban planning. But over the years, it has faded into the background. This piece from <em>Miler-McCune</em> looks at how health concerns are moving their way back into mainstream planning.
Miller-McCune
March 29, 2010, 10am PDT
With increasing urbanization spreading throughout global cities, Justin McGuirk argues that city design is the biggest challenge acing designers.
Guardian
March 21, 2010, 9am PDT
This article from <em>Architect</em> looks at how GIS is integrating itself into the toolbox of architects.
Architect