Anthony Flint

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And Now, Habitat III, the Olympics of Urbanization

The UN summit, coming in October, happens only every 20 years and aims to chart the path of global cities in the 21st Century.

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Tim Kaine's Urbanist Bona Fides

The former governor and mayor has a decent record of fighting sprawl.

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How One Colorado City Instantly Created Affordable Housing

Relaxing rules on “Accessory Dwelling Units” drastically increased affordable housing stock in the small city of Durango.

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Are 'Innovation Districts' Right for Every City?

“Labeling something innovative does not make it so.”

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The Land-Use Reinvention of Cape Canaveral

In its quest to remain relevant, NASA has turned to creative, adaptive reuse principles for the Kennedy Space Center.

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Landmarks of Boston, in Trouble

The future of both the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square and the Old Northern Avenue Bridge are suddenly in question.

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The Fight Against the Lower Manhattan Expressway

A new exhibit shows how residents' organized resistance to a major highway through SoHo influenced modern community-involved planning.

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What NASA Can Teach Urban Planners

“As we go and work there, we’re going to live there.”

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Making the Case for Symmetrical Cities

The architect Ann Sussman argues urban design should pay more attention to cognitive science.

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America’s Great Infrastructure Stagnation

The entire system of fixing old roads and rails and financing new ones is breaking down—just ask Boston.

Anthony Flint

Is Urban Planning Having an Identity Crisis?

Some planners are calling for a shift away from rigid, conventional approaches toward more complex, flexible ones.

Andy Cook

An Audacious Plan for Baltimore's Vacant Industrial Spaces

New “makers spaces” in a struggling neighborhood could bolster the local economy with small-scale manufacturing opportunities.

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Can Regenerative Design Save the Planet?

A Vancouver building illustrates how architecture can make an active, positive contribution to the environment.

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When It Comes to Housing Affordability, Are Cities Like Seattle Doomed?

At their annual gathering this week, America's urban planners confronted a growing crisis in the country's most expensive cities.

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The Precedent-Setting Possibilities of the New Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston

The "Lion of the Senate" may have been a special case, but it's not hard to imagine more senatorial libraries down the road.

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25 Years Later, a Renewed Campaign to Solve Boston's Greatest Art Heist

In a city still reeling from the Marathon bombings, questions of what's been lost resonate.

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Le Corbusier and the Biology of Beauty in Design

At the Venice Bienniale, an exhibit furthers the notion of an evolutionary single standard for what we find visually appealing.

Anthony Flint

What I Learned From a Poverty Simulation

To start, it was a far more sobering experience than I expected.