Some planners are calling for a shift away from rigid, conventional approaches toward more complex, flexible ones.
New “makers spaces” in a struggling neighborhood could bolster the local economy with small-scale manufacturing opportunities.
A Vancouver building illustrates how architecture can make an active, positive contribution to the environment.
At their annual gathering this week, America's urban planners confronted a growing crisis in the country's most expensive cities.
The "Lion of the Senate" may have been a special case, but it's not hard to imagine more senatorial libraries down the road.
In a city still reeling from the Marathon bombings, questions of what's been lost resonate.
At the Venice Bienniale, an exhibit furthers the notion of an evolutionary single standard for what we find visually appealing.
To start, it was a far more sobering experience than I expected.
Important projects will get off the ground with or without Congress. It'd just be a whole lot easier with them.
A New Year’s resolution for cities: Quit drowning small businesses in outdated red tape.
The long list of difficulties Renzo Piano faced with this renovation and expansion point to why many architects prefer greenfield builds to infill.
As the world braces for a huge population influx into cities, a new exhibit looks at how scaling infrastructure could improve life in the accompanying "unplanned settlements."
Cities spend big money to retrofit and modernize landscapes built with the world’s most popular construction material—even as others go right on pouring it.
The pioneer of modern architecture inspired hundreds of drab downtowns and suburban corporate office parks. But he had many good ideas that are relevant to citybuilding today
Smoking, junk food, and and alcohol use are wreaking havoc among poor migrants in Asian capitals.
Caserta's La Reggia palace and grounds could bring new energy and a sense of ownership to citizens of a tourist destination—if only it wasn't so hard to get in.
The wildly successful Lawn on D Street is a temporary park that took no tedious city planning. Should we let more urban design emerge organically?
"Branding" revamped neighborhoods for a barely past history can feel like a backhanded homage.
It's the end of the summer, but it's starting to feel like the end of an era.