“Reinvent Phoenix” Seeks to Cultivate Change Along Phoenix’s Light Rail Corridor
by James Gardner
Phoenix, Arizona is infamous for its sprawl, its little stucco boxes, and its dominant car culture. But an ambitious project spearheaded by the City of Phoenix, Arizona State University (ASU), and St. Luke’s Health Initi...
Preservation or Progress? The Battle for Prentice Hospital
by Andrew Kinaci
As architect Bertrand Goldberg’s civic legacy was highlighted in his engagement with Federal regulators during the Marina City Project, another prominent building of his remains mired in a preservation struggle. T...
Shockproof: The Inspiring Redevelopment of Earthquake-Hit Christchurch, New Zealand
by Steven Petsinis
The coverage that natural disasters receive usually only captures an audience for a few days. While the initial visuals may shock and distress the viewer, the fast media cycle means that the recovery that follows the dis...
In Search of the Urban: Planning for Urbanity in HafenCity, Hamburg
by Luise Letzner
The special characteristics of cities and the urban way of life have been of fascination to people for a long time. But what exactly does this idea entail?Urbanity is a concept that is classically associated with mod...
Defining an Urban Growth Boundary through Preservation: A Central Florida Case Study
by Alex Lenhoff
Throughout history, geological features have shaped our greatest cities. From the rivers that bound the island of Manhattan to the mountains that form Rio de Janeiro, challenging terrain has created many of our densest a...
The Broadway: Reclaiming and Re-Imagining Historic Warehouses through Creative Development in Minneapolis, Minnesota
by Jasna Hadzic
Known as a predominantly industrial and blue-collar neighborhood, the Northeast Minneapolis District in Minneapolis, Minnesota has been experiencing a significant economic and physical transformation in the last few deca...
Six “Plus-One” Public Buildings: The Cultural Diversity of Thessaloniki, Greece
by Dafni Dimitriadi
Thessaloniki, Greece has a rich history. Early Christian and Byzantine monuments, churches, and public buildings, with neoclassical and Baroque architecture, all contribute to the formation of a culturally diverse urban ...
The Dirty Truth About Urbanization in Milan, Italy
by Maxwell Vidaver
What happens when we run out of farmland, green recreation space, and forests that inhale carbon dioxide? An increasingly significant global problem is the amount of land and soil that is lost to urban development....
Rethinking an Urban Freeway in New Orleans, Louisiana
by Jessica Yoon
Oak trees and street scenes painted on the support pillars of the I-10 overpass on Claiborne Avenue remind New Orleanians that the street was once a tree-lined commercial corridor. Today, the neighborhoods surroundin...
Urban Airports in Buenos Aires: Are They Too Far? Too Close?
by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes
Like many global cities, Buenos Aires has more than one airport serving the transportation needs of its citizens. But the main international airport Ezeiza, located almost forty miles from the city center, lacks many of ...
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