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Rob Walker
Watch Where You Walk
11.17.14

Everybody is pro-walking these days. But here’s a project that reveals the value of stopping and looking.

Rob Walker
Infrastructure Field Trips
05.19.14

The Macro City conference in the Bay Area includes "field trips" to examine "overlooked networks of infrastructure that surrounds us," firsthand.

John Thackara
Cloud Commuting
Alexandra Lange
Not Afraid of Noise: Mexico City Stories
Alexandra Lange
Art On Campus
11.18.13

A review of the renovated Blaffer Art Museum and James Turrell's latest skyspace, "Twilight Epiphany."

Alexandra Lange
L.A. Loves Deborah Sussman
11.08.13

A Kickstarter for an upcming exhibition on the wotk of Deborah Sussman in Los Angeles.

Alexandra Lange
Where We Work
10.21.13

A Kickstarter for co-working space Makeshift Society points to the light, space and tools creative freelancers need to be productive.

Alexandra Lange
Rural Vacation | Urban Questions
Rob Walker
Looking Better, All The Time
07.30.13

Alexandra Horowitz' book On Looking offers a framework, and specific tactics, for smarter seeing.

Alexandra Lange
Every Little Thing
06.21.13

Cranbrook: A campus where the designers have thought of everything.

Alexandra Lange
The Fork and the World: Design 101
05.28.13

If you had to explain design to the uninitiated, where would you start?

Alexandra Lange
What It Costs (to Buy a Bench, to Extend a Curb)
04.09.13

Participatory budgeting lets communities put their own urban priorities in order.

Alexandra Lange
Instagramming Around Australia
Alexandra Lange
Patterns of Houston
02.17.13

How do you critique the urbanism of Houston? Look for patterns.

Observed
Celebrate World Toilet Day
11.19.12

2.6 billion people don't have access to a toilet. For them poop can be poison.

John Thackara
From Autobahn to Bioregion
Alexandra Lange
Having Fun at the Museum
Alexandra Lange
Art Matters to Architecture
08.28.12

In Indianapolis, a restored Milton Glaser mural allows us to see its Brutalist home as its architect intended: with color!

Alexandra Lange
The Shape of Lunch
06.29.12

"Lunch Hour NYC," a new exhibition at the New York Public Library, defines the midday meal as an urban invention.

Julia Novitch
Public Space and Citizenship: An Interview with Elihu Rubin
05.03.12

Public spaces can be charged politically because they enable citizens to gather, to represent themselves and to transmit messages.

Alexandra Lange
Against Kickstarter Urbanism
05.02.12

You can Kickstart an edible spoon, but not a city.

Alexandra Lange
Fixing South Street Seaport: Is New Architecture Enough?
Alexandra Lange
Carlo Scarpa, Quilter
Alexandra Lange
City of Shoes: Is Urbanism Scalable?
Alexandra Lange
Reassembling the American Dream
02.22.12

"Foreclosed" at the Museum of Modern Art asks what people really like about suburban living. And then, Can they do that with less?

James Biber
Vestige(s) of Empire
01.05.12

Comparing the repurposing of two monuments to lost Empire: London's Commonwealth Institute and Berlin's Palast der Republik.

David Stairs
Demythologizing Design: Another View of "Design with the Other 90%: CITIES"
12.19.11

David Stairs reviews "Design with other 90%:Cities"

Phil Patton
Audi Urban Future Summit 2011
11.21.11

Report on one of the latest conferences to take on the global theme of the city

Alexandra Lange
Who Are We Competing For?
Alexandra Lange
Lessons from the High Line
10.31.11

How can the High Line become a new paradigm, and not a dead end?

Mark Lamster
Majority Report
10.31.11

Review of Design with the Other 90%: Cities

Alexandra Lange
Tell Me a Story, ‘Urbanized’
10.28.11

A city is not a font or a toothbrush, so why, in Urbanized, does director Gary Hustwit treat them the same way?

Alexandra Lange
What Makes Architecture Useful?
10.04.11

At Experimenta Design 2011, the buildings of Lisbon make the best argument for the ongoing usefulness of good design.

Alexandra Lange
Reading in Public
08.10.11

A new book club with an unusual topic: architecture and design.

Phil Patton
Boosting the Urban IQ
07.07.11

Summary of National Building Museum's "Intelligent Cities" symposium

Alexandra Lange
An Atlas of Possibility
06.01.11

The Institute for Urban Design's By the City/For the City project provokes crowd-sourced possibilities for New York's future.

Alexandra Lange
On GOOD: Why Are Car Seats So Poorly Designed?
05.27.11

If you want parents to use public transportation, first you have to fix the car seat.

Alexandra Lange
Bad Faith Towers
Alexandra Lange
The Moms Aren’t Wrong
02.01.11

Why planning cities for children would make them better for us all.

John Thackara
The Service Ecology of a City
Alexandra Lange
New City Reader: Sidewalk Sale
11.23.10

How Atlantic Yards became Barclays Center and disappeared from Brooklyn in the process.

Maria Popova
CEOs for Cities Community Challenge: Robust Public Life
11.19.10

A CEOs for Cities conference held in Detroit in November 2010 sought to define and quantify the magnetic force of a metropolis.

John Thackara
Leave Nothing But Footsteps
William Drenttel, and Julie Lasky
Reasons Not to Be Pretty: Symposium on Design, Social Change and the “Museum”
08.03.10

In April 2010, 22 designers, historians, curators, educators and journalists met at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy to discuss the museum’s potential role in relation to design for social change. This is a report on their conversation.

Alexandra Lange
Archpaper Review: Our Cities Ourselves
07.24.10

Does one size fit all, even when it is oh-so-hot bikes and buses?

Alexandra Lange
Culture Shed: Where’s the Neighborhood?
07.20.10

CultureGrrl 
offers a critique of the NEA grant for Culture Shed, the Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group design for a Kunsthalle with retractable roofs over at Hudson Yards.
Alexandra Lange
The Personality of Parks
07.02.10

Until Pier 6 at 
Brooklyn Bridge Park opened, my only experience of parks as a parent had been of neighborhood parks
Jane Margolies
Rising Currents
01.14.10

Report on "Rising Currents," an exhibition of New York City design solutions to the flooding predicted by climate change experts, which will be on view at the Museum of Modern Art, March 24–August 9, 2010.

Bradford McKee
New Grub Street
09.29.09

Interview with photorapher Jonas Bendiksen following the opening of his exhibition "The Places We Live."

Jeff Speck
New Words on the Block
09.09.09

Jeff Speck reviews the Street Design Manual of the New York City Department of Transportation.

Michael Bierut
When Design Gets in the Way
06.19.09

When it comes to fulfilling simple human desires, can design get in the way? A call for more incrementalism in design.

John Thackara
Cities, Design and Democracy: Conversation with Sunil Abraham in Cluster
06.14.06

John Thackara and Sunil Abraham sit down for an in-depth interview with Cluster Magazine.


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