Anthony Flint

Anthony Flint

For Second-Tier European Cities, It's a Race to Go Greener, Faster

A visit to Nantes, the French city that's trying to distinguish itself by practically banning cars.

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Are Mega-Projects Really As Bad As Everyone Says?

It's hard to build anything ambitious these days without being second-guessed. But maybe we're not judging them on the right criteria.

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On Coming Back to the U.S. After a Month Without a Car

Spending the summer in Europe opened my eyes. Or did it?

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On Oprah and the Swiss Culture of Small Sacrifices

Limiting excess is a hallmark of the country’s approach to sustainability, and it may explain Winfrey's unfortunate experience in Zurich.

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How the Supreme Court Made It Harder to Prepare for Climate Change

Should waterfront developers have to contribute to flood mitigation? With Koontz, it just got a lot harder to ask them.

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MoMA Pays Tribute to the Terrifying Beauty of Le Corbusier

This summer's sweeping MoMA retrospective is a deep dive on the controversial architect.

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China's Eco-Cities: Substantive and Skimpy at the Same Time

For now at least, the country's most sustainable form of urbanism is relegated to pilot projects.

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The Potential Perils of Rapid-Fire Urbanization

Former Barcelona mayor Joan Clos warns that a lack of urban planning could turn our expanding cities into powder kegs.

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How Cities Can Lead the Fight Against Trash

Ideas for helping cities better manage their enormous waste streams.

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Why the Boston Marathon Is an Especially Sinister Target for Terror

The bombings have turned all the cues and surroundings of this time of year upside down.

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The Case Against Saving Midcentury Office Buildings

A new report suggests it would be better for the environment to tear them all down.

Why We Just Might Want to Build Skyscrapers Out of Wood

Vancouver-based architect Michael Green is trying to convince the world to construct tall wood buildings.

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Could We Model a National Energy Policy on 'Race to the Top'?

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm wants to see states and metro areas compete for green energy funding. 

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Why Modernism Gets Blamed for Making Snowstorms Worse

It’s easy to take potshots when architects push the envelope. But the flat roof is problematic as a more basic matter of function.

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In Defense of 'Mansionization'

Let's stop fighting developers who are trying to make your neighborhoods more desirable.

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Cities With Too Many Men

India's unbalanced sex ratio has created a slew of social problems and exacerbated violence against women.

Will Sandy's Legacy Loom As Large As it Should Past 2012?

The super-storm was a wake-up call to cities. But will they keep their climate change preparation going?

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There's More Than History at Stake for NYC's First Pre-Fab High-Rise

B2 Bklyn breaks ground this morning at Atlantic Yards. A lot is riding on whether it works.

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From Coffee Cups to Climate Change, Do Local Efforts Really Matter?

Plastic bag and Styrofoam bans may seem like small potatoes. But local legislation often inspires bigger fixes.