Design

Prelinger Archives

1930s Film on Building the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Ever wonder what it took to build the Bay Bridge? This 1936 film produced by U.S. Steel celebrates the engineering of the structure

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Flickr user: stannate

America's Best New Parks

By mixing fresh design with a variety of uses, these spaces represent the future of city parks

Flickr/Sam Anvari

Why I Love My City: Azadeh Moaveni on Tehran

Despite its reputation, Iran's capital city holds secret charms

Courtesy Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Beltline: the Best Sustainabilty Project in America?

The plan offers an innovative vision for combining parks and transit

Nest

Engineering the iPod of Thermostats

Former Apple designers tackle one of the most frustrating household gadgets of all

Reuters

How NYC Fast Food Chains Are Doing Since the Recession

Which chains are expanding, and which have the most stores?

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Street Art Finds a Home in Tel Aviv

A wildly popular museum show has made stars of the Israeli city's prolific street artists

Library of Congress

How New York City Sold Public Housing in the 1930s

Original New York City Housing Authority posters pitch the projects as the 'solution to infant mortality'

In Australia, a National Plan for Urban Planning

In a heady new report, the country outlines its vision for how cities should be

Joseph Perez-Green / envelopeA+D

San Francisco’s Temporary Beer Garden Takes Off

Project utilizes a plot of land awaiting development as temporary site for local business

Courtesy the American Society of Landscape Architects

Are Americans Afraid of Innovative Urban Design?

Four landscape architects challenge U.S. cities to stop copying the High Line and start looking for place-based opportunities

Wikimedia Commons

New Life for Chicago's Least Popular Waterway

Architect Jeanne Gang wants to remake Bubbly Creek into a destination

Flickr/Ron Henry Photography

Weekend Roundup

The best of this week's Atlantic Cities

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Flickr user: marco_ask under a Creative Commons Licence

The Best and Worst of the World's Central Plazas and Squares

A pair of slideshows illuminating what makes a public gathering space work and what doesn't

Wikimedia

How the South Bronx Was Saved

It used to be one of the worst neighborhoods in America. Now the Bronx is a model for 'sustainable low-income' communities

Flickr/Ptteri Sulonen

Annia Ciezadlo on Beirut

Journalist Annia Ciezadlo explains why the city's balconies and rooftop gardens must be preserved

Brian Rose

Designing for Density Doesn't Have to Be Ugly, or Scary

San Francisco-based architect David Baker finds beauty in buildings that house lots of people

Casting the Robert Moses Role in HBO's Upcoming Film

Oliver Stone is reportedly set to direct an adaption of 'The Power Broker'

Courtesy Broadway Commons District Study

Reimagining the Downtown Casino

Cincinnati's first casino will incorporate a consciously urban design