In an excerpt from his book Design for Good, John Cary considers the achievements and future of the social-impact design movement.
In the 1970s, a state agency tapped some of the best young architects in the country for an ambitious affordable housing effort that—despite its flaws—could not be matched today.
For tourists in Midtown looking for the True Spirit of Christmas, photographer Chris Maggio knows just where to go.
Victor Gruen’s Northland Center set suburban architectural standards for half a century. Now, partially demolished, its next life is up in the air.
Today’s design debates push the architectural style’s bells and whistles into a prize fight against Brutalism. But much of its strength emerges in a different area.
A new photo series depicts and questions how ubiquitous telecom infrastructure is in our lives.
The “retail apocalypse” affords a unique opportunity to turn retail stores and malls into more productive community spaces.
Despite its shortcomings, the scope of the 5.3-mile Spadina line addition is significant.
Why can’t we let bunkers be bunkers?
A new study challenges some widely held assumptions about urban and suburban development.
A show at Columbia University illuminates the celebrated architect’s vision for housing in America by placing it alongside the urban brick apartment towers he loathed.
A biweekly tour of the ever-expanding cartographic landscape.
150 years after the architect was born, his striking tile-clad Ennis House is a testament to his continued influence—particularly onscreen.
The medieval city in Croatia is having a geek-culture moment as the setting for King’s Landing in the HBO series (not to mention the new Star Wars movie). But not everyone appreciates all the attention.
The book Third Coast Atlas seeks to illuminate the Great Lakes—America’s “third coast”—through maps, plans, photos, and more.
A detailed map of U.S. wildfires since 1980 reveals the growing role of human causes.
If Robert McCloskey’s Make Way For Ducklings anticipated Jane Jacobs, Virginia Lee Burton’s The Little House lined up firmly with Lewis Mumford.
Filmmaker and photographer Phil Donohue shot scenes along the famed U.S. highway to explore what we long for and leave behind.
We can build homes to sit above flood waters so people can ride out the Harveys of the future, but it won’t be easy or cheap.
As the NFL founders, cities are dangling football-style funding promises at pro soccer franchises.