Alejandro Aravena, who helped a city recover from an earthquake and a tsunami, says participatory design is not just inclusive but “more efficient.”
Posters for the Green New Deal unveiled by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez strongly evoke a famous Depression-era federal art program.
A photo of a strip of fast-food outlets and gas stations is used to critique the sameness of the American landscape. But it could only be one place on Earth.
Cities and states are trying to remove Bradford pears‚ but the “weed trees” have already intruded deep into some forests, a biologist warns.
The New York Botanical Garden pulls out all the stops for its new exhibit on Modernist garden designer Roberto Burle Marx.
A swinging hotel just opened inside the defunct 1960s-era terminal designed by Eero Saarinen at New York’s JFK Airport.
UN-Habitat is looking at high-tech urban islands as a potential survival fix for communities at risk from rising seas. This isn’t what resilience looks like.
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We all know the stereotypes: Suburbia is dull, conformist, and about “keeping up with the Joneses.” But what about the suburbs of utopians and renegades?
For years, photographer Bill Bamberger traveled all over the U.S. and to a dozen other countries in search of one thing: basketball hoops.
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.