“An act of transforming the wasteland is seen as a redemptive activity that’s going to save the individual, the society, and the nation.”
Zhao Liang’s latest film, Behemoth provides a ring-side seat to the effects of rapid development, commerce, and pollution in this autonomous region of China.
Turning around abandoned urban spaces sometimes just takes a little imagination.
The Île de la Cité has no excuse to be boring.
The city wants to erect a tower made of stacked, prefab 160-square-foot apartments.
Why are these Dallas suburbs funding the most expensive high school football stadiums ever built?
One of the most historically resonant sites in Germany’s capital has been left in ruins.
An architect dreamed up these hulking biostructures that humans exploit for energy.
A week of stories about what we squander, discard, and fritter away: Welcome to the Wastelands.
Researchers tested different road signs to prevent drivers from idling their engines. “Big Brother” eyes helped, but a simple appeal to the “private self” did even more.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the De Stijl movement, Richard Meier’s only project in the Netherlands is getting an extremely Dutch treatment.
The famed “linear park” may be a runaway success, but it’s also a symbol of Manhattan’s rising inequality. Can its founder help other cities learn from its mistakes?
Sebastian Meier used vegetation and a laser cutter to show the city’s parks and ponds.
Sometimes they just can’t prevent cars from parking in the pathway.
In Bristol—a city with a rich maritime history and rising home prices—developers are especially keen on repurposing these utilitarian objects for trendy projects.
A new book gives a birds-eye-view of lush rooftop spaces around the world.
The panels are meant to stop the fatal, crushing trauma associated with getting run over.
A sampling of city-focused events around the world. This month: urban agriculture in Atlanta, the complexity of street networks, and how to love a city in the snow.
Architects once contemplated a spectacular border crossing celebrating the Americas.