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A new survey finds that urban forests could benefit from better data on climate change and pests and a focus on social equity.
Despite its olive trees and piazza, the new temple will look familiar to American eyes.
A roundup of reads for fans of Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, and other big names of the Bauhaus art and design movement.
A special series that reflects on the Bauhaus school on its 100th anniversary—from the roots of its ideas to how its concepts impacted an impure world.
The 87-year-old architect has designed more than 100 buildings around the world, with an uncommon degree of stylistic versatility.
The original New Deal included a bold attempt to rethink suburbia. We can still learn from it.
ShakeAlertLA aims to give smartphone users a few seconds’ warning of imminent quakes.
The old narrative of city and suburb is dead; in 2018, the spaces outside of cities were revealed in their full complexity.
The U.K.’s new housing czar Sir Roger Scruton thinks traditional architecture can foil NIMBYs. But architecture didn’t cause Britain’s housing crisis.
New research finds that Millennials are 21 percent more likely to buy their first homes near city centers than Generation X.
NOAA images reveal the storm’s brutal, but uneven, impact on the Florida Panhandle.
Weeks after opening near San Diego, a model town for treating dementia is set to be replicated around the U.S.
Critic Alexandra Lange talks about the objects and places that represent a-ha moments in child-centered design.
Flush with venture capital, the startup Katerra wants to revolutionize the construction industry. But as history shows, it’s harder than it looks.
The Manhattan Project, the program that developed the first nuclear weapons during World War II, worked out of three purpose-built cities in Tennessee, New Mexico, and Washington state. A new exhibition considers their design and legacy.
In a new comic-strip ad campaign, Homewood, Illinois, bills itself as a hip, diverse, urban neighborhood that Millennials can afford. The only catch: It’s in the suburbs.
Weeks after Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, thousands of demonstrators came to D.C. to create Resurrection City, a shantytown on the National Mall built to demand government action on poverty.