December 21, 2008, 1pm PST
Writer Karrie Jacobs (no relation) tours the rapidly-urbanizing cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Dubai. As development forces small neighborhood cultures out, she can't help but wonder what Jane Jacobs would think.
December 18, 2008, 11am PST
One lighting artist's work has helped revitalize and make nightlife possible in a number of European cities.
October 30, 2008, 9am PDT
Shopping malls are rarely architectural gems. Architects, especially big-name architects, typically try to stay away from designing them. But now architects are rethinking how malls should be, and looking to examples of the distant past for guidance.
October 30, 2008, 8am PDT
This special issue of Metropolis Magazine highlights "citizen architects" working on small-scale projects to improve local communities.
September 17, 2008, 5am PDT
Three teams of landscape architects were given 24 hrs. to develop a master plan for the growing Michigan town of New Buffalo.
June 21, 2008, 5am PDT
<p><em>Metropolis Magazine</em> talks with bus rapid transit pioneer Jaime Lerner about the gradual global spread of his successful ideas from Curitiba.</p>
June 19, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Metropolis Magazine visits Ground Zero as building begins, and finds that the bold plans and architectural dreams have fizzled.</p>
May 29, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>With some predicting that this fast growing metropolis will run out of water within the decade, the head of the region's water authority has a tough job ahead.</p>
May 1, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Smaller, environmentally friendly homes -- ranging from as much as 1000 to as little as 70 square feet -- are a hot trend in modern architecture. Eco-conscious (and wallet-conscious) buyers are increasingly interested in these new "micro mansions".</p>
April 18, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>The environmental leadership of mayors in the U.S. offers much hope for the future of the country, according to this article from <em>Metropolis</em>.</p>
April 7, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>In this article from <em>Metropolis</em>, dystopian author and urban critic James Howard Kunstler riffs on localism.</p>
March 30, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>This article from <em>Metropolis Magazine</em> features a tour of Beijing as it prepares for the Summer Olympics. The scale of development is almost overwhelming, according to author Philip Nobel.</p>
March 26, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Oregon's property rights issues should serve as a cautionary tale for the rest of the country, according to this article from <em>Metropolis</em>.</p>
March 20, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Actor Brad Pitt's efforts to rebuild housing in New Orleans are not just flashy PR, but rather a reminder that architecture can make a difference, according to this article from <em>Metropolis</em>.</p>
November 27, 2007, 9am PST
<p>More than just a spectacle, Dubai is positioning itself to become one of the world's preeminent cultural and economic capitals.</p>
November 25, 2007, 11am PST
<p>The green building certification system LEED is gaining popularity, but some wonder if its success will last.</p>
November 22, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>This article from <em>Metropolis Magazine</em> takes a look at the redevelopment (or not) in New Orleans today.</p>
November 21, 2007, 11am PST
<p>Western planners and architects have drafted a broad master plan for Kigali, the capital of Rwanda -- one of the least developed nations in the world.</p>
November 8, 2007, 8am PST
<p><em>Metropolis Magazine</em> talks with Chinese architect and planner Huasheng Sun about how the two fields have changed as the country transitioned from communism to a more capitalist society.</p>
October 30, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Designers and architects are teaming up to provide the Gulf Coast region with pre-fabricated buildings meant to serve as temporary general stores and community centers for areas still struggling to recuperate.</p>