Cities are removing benches in an effort to counter vagrancy and crime—at the same time that they’re adding them to make the public realm more age-friendly.
Thresholds, an art installation made of old MR-63 doors, is the first of seven winning reuse proposals to be realized.
Metro’s manners campaign features a monster-battling Japanese pop star.
Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book about structural poverty will soon be an “immersive” exhibition at D.C.’s National Building Museum.
To share concepts from its “low-stress” bicycle master plan, Montgomery County, Maryland, chose the ultimate stress-busting medium of the coloring book.
With solar energy, recycling, computers, and personal mass transit, the 1960s-era Minnesota Experimental City was a prescient and hopeful vision of the urban future. A new documentary tells its story.
Washington, D.C., has a huge new waterfront development that’s fun, popular, and easy on the eyes. Is anything wrong with that?
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors is perhaps the artist’s most ambitious public project yet.
The financial crisis brought (literally) darker times to parts of Athens. Now one neighborhood is fighting to bring light back to the streets.
In an emerging subgenre of architectural documentary, Nathaniel Kahn, Tomas Koolhaas, and Eric Saarinen take a personal look at their mythologized fathers.
From graphic explainers of government regulations to board-game-style community workshops, new MacArthur Fellow Damon Rich uses design to make cities more democratic.
Three exhibits showcase Chicago’s architectural and cultural riches outside of downtown.
A morning roundup of the day’s news.
In Newburgh, New York, a new “Artist-in-Vacancy” program aims to show the community as charged—not afflicted—by its past.
This year’s class of fellows reflect the importance of city problems and solutions.
A new exhibit explores postwar life in the suburbs of Canada’s largest city.
A U.K. study finds a clear connection between density and obesity—and even rural areas fare better than suburban ones.
As the department store and the mall die off, corporations are experimenting with branded environments that function as marketing tools as well as retail outlets.
In a new book, an urban historian argues that the term distorts the policies meant to help poor neighborhoods.
Despite the historic flooding, Hurricane Harvey hasn’t changed their tune on zoning.
Philadelphia’s timely new exhibition of temporary public art offers both beauty and confrontation.