Design

March 21, 2010, 9am PDT
This article from <em>Architect</em> looks at how GIS is integrating itself into the toolbox of architects.
Architect
March 8, 2010, 1pm PST
A picture's worth a thousand plans - at least when it's a "photo-realistic visualization." Designer Steve Price's detailed 3D flash animations show towns what empty streetscapes and drab buildings could look like with a little bit of planning.
Grist.org
March 3, 2010, 10am PST
St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board formally endorses the removal of elevated and depressed lanes of current I-70 ROW to reconnect city and arch grounds.
St. Louis Post Dispatch
February 24, 2010, 12pm PST
Seattle is reclaiming it's right of way to create a pedestrian street. Landscape architects SvR Design Co. and Hewitt presented two different concepts for the park, one that is "measured" and one that "meanders."
Daily Journal of Commerce
February 3, 2010, 6am PST
This article recalls the story of Patricia Moore, who dressed up as an 80-year-old woman to better understand how the elderly interact with products and the built environment.
California College of the Arts
January 28, 2010, 11am PST
With the devastation in Haiti fresh in mind, <em>Good</em>'s Alissa Walker takes a look at the growing practice of sharing design ideas.
Good
January 20, 2010, 1pm PST
This episode of <em>DnA</em> wonders whether design and architecture will be able to help Haiti revive itself.
KCRW
December 8, 2009, 2pm PST
Check out these photos from the most appealing subway stations around the world - from the ultra modern in Barcelona to the cave-like tunnels in Stockholm.
designboom
August 27, 2009, 7am PDT
Architecture and biomimicry are joining forces. A new city being planned in a flood-prone region of India is using the concept of mimicking nature to build a city that better responds to its environmental conditions.
Harvard Magazine
June 20, 2009, 5am PDT
At PieLab in Greensboro, Alabama, locals mingle with designers attempting to do use design to do good, with a slice of pie on the side.
Fast Company
June 11, 2009, 2pm PDT
In an exhibition called Global Street Food at the Vitra Design Museum, portable kitchens from all over the world are presented.
Metropolis Magazine
June 6, 2009, 11am PDT
According to government officials and real estate executives, Frank Gehry is out as the architect for Barclays Center arena.
The New York Times
May 11, 2009, 5am PDT
Recent studies in neuroscience show that the design of the built environment affects the way you feel and your behavior. New brain scan technology is revealing emotional reactions to color choice, rounded corners, and ceiling height.
Fast Company
February 5, 2009, 1pm PST
Before officials get too excited about using stimulus money to repair the nation's infrastructure, they should carefully consider design, according to this oped.
The Orlando Sentinel
Blog post
November 30, 2008, 3pm PST

With the return to prominence of physical planning and increasing use of GIS, planning students are becoming interested in developing portfolios of their work. This blog entry provides tips for this process exploring why portfolios are useful, who they are aimed at, and how to design the portfolio. It provides many of the resources needed to design your own!

Ann Forsyth
October 3, 2008, 7am PDT
Going beyond traditional approaches to public art, Washington's transit authority has launched a program that provides the city with art that expresses Seattle's "core identity."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Blog post
July 31, 2008, 8am PDT

Visual communication is becoming more sophisticated in planning, however many online image sources are restricted and require payment for use. Others, such as flikr.com and Google Images are extremely useful but have uneven quality and information provided about the images can be difficult to assess. While flckr.com and Google Images will remain a key resource, a number of other online image databases provide more consistent metadata along with free access.

Ann Forsyth
July 1, 2008, 8am PDT
<p><em>Business Week</em> looks at a recent list of the best cities for design in America.</p>
Business Week
June 3, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>In expectation of a new exhibit opening at the Whitney Museum of Art, the New Yorker reflects on the curious life and career of Buckminster Fuller.</p>
The New Yorker
March 20, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>This piece from <em>The Chronicle of Higher Education</em> looks at the role design plays in encouraging interaction amongst academics and calls out for better planning.</p>
The Chronicle of Higher Education