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Urban Fabric

Blog post
January 23, 2015, 5am PST
The common claim that "high-rises kill streetlife" is often incorrect.
Michael Lewyn
August 30, 2013, 11am PDT
In a collection of aerial photos comparing Cincinnati in the 1950s and today, one can see the disastrous effect that the nation's highway building frenzy had on the city's urban fabric.
December 2, 2008, 12pm PST
Kevin Fry, president of Scenic America, explains the threat to the urban fabric posed by lax billboard policies. He also explains how cities can avoid L.A.'s problems enforcing outdoor advertising codes.
The Planning Report
June 23, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>A new building by Rem Koolhaas in Beijing is part of a wave of modern construction that is changing the tightly-planned urban fabric of the Chinese capital.</p>
The New Yorker