Anthony Flint

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25 Years Later, a Renewed Campaign to Solve Boston's Greatest Art Heist

In a city still reeling from the Marathon bombings, questions of what's been lost resonate.

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Le Corbusier and the Biology of Beauty in Design

At the Venice Bienniale, an exhibit furthers the notion of an evolutionary single standard for what we find visually appealing.

Anthony Flint

What I Learned From a Poverty Simulation

To start, it was a far more sobering experience than I expected.

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Infrastructure Investment in the Time of Few Compromises

Important projects will get off the ground with or without Congress. It'd just be a whole lot easier with them.

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The Tragic Comedy of Small Business Permitting

A New Year’s resolution for cities: Quit drowning small businesses in outdated red tape.

Peter Vanderwarker

Building the New Harvard Art Museums Was a Story of Many, Many Constraints

The long list of difficulties Renzo Piano faced with this renovation and expansion point to why many architects prefer greenfield builds to infill.

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At MoMA, How 'Tactical Urbanism' Can Preserve the Future of Cities

As the world braces for a huge population influx into cities, a new exhibit looks at how scaling infrastructure could improve life in the accompanying "unplanned settlements."

Anthony Flint

Ushering in an Era of Concrete Destruction

Cities spend big money to retrofit and modernize landscapes built with the world’s most popular construction material—even as others go right on pouring it.

Anthony Flint

The Hazardous Business of Celebrating Le Corbusier

The pioneer of modern architecture inspired hundreds of drab downtowns and suburban corporate office parks. But he had many good ideas that are relevant to citybuilding today

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As Asian Cities Grow, So Do Public Health Concerns

Smoking, junk food, and and alcohol use are wreaking havoc among poor migrants in Asian capitals.

Anthony Flint

Why Is Italy's 'National Mall' So Unwelcoming?

Caserta's La Reggia palace and grounds could bring new energy and a sense of ownership to citizens of a tourist destination—if only it wasn't so hard to get in.

Anthony Flint

Wait Your Turn for the Swings at Boston's Adult Playground

The wildly successful Lawn on D Street is a temporary park that took no tedious city planning. Should we let more urban design emerge organically?

Anthony Flint

When Neighborhood Re-Branding Celebrates What's Disappearing

"Branding" revamped neighborhoods for a barely past history can feel like a backhanded homage.

Anthony Flint

Beachfront in the Time of Climate Change

It's the end of the summer, but it's starting to feel like the end of an era. 

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A Failed Public-Housing Project Could Be a Key to St. Louis' Future

The Pruitt-Igoe projects were razed in 1972, but their influence on Ferguson's social and financial divides echo today as redevelopment is planned. 

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Braving the New World of Performance-Based Zoning

Conventional zoning is an outdated barrier against good urbanism, but there's disagreement on the best way forward.

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Restaurants Really Can Determine the Fate of Cities and Neighborhoods

A new survey shows how much food influences the vibrance of urban centers. 

Francisca Sumar, Stephen Mallon, Landgarden, Julienne Schaer

Who Really Owns Public Spaces?

A new exhibit at the AIA New York Center for Architecture examines the changing function of parks and other open urban centers.