James S. Russell

James S. Russell wrote The Agile City: Building Well Being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change. He was the architecture critic at Bloomberg News and blogs at www.JamesSRussell.net.

A woman looks out over Manhattan from a glass-walled observation deck in a skyscraper.

Inside Hudson Yards, Manhattan’s Opulent New Mini-City

With super-tall glass towers, a luxury mall, and a ’grammable urban spectacle, Hudson Yards is very much a development of its time.

Post-Sandy, Designers Are Forced to Imagine Asking People to Move

Two proposals unveiled earlier this month tiptoe into the fraught territory of what's called Managed Retreat.