Seattle’s New Front Porch: The Redevelopment of the Waterfront
by Amanda Bosse
Historically, port cities located their industrial zones near the waterfront for the convenience of transporting goods. Often times, highways or railroads were later constructed near the industrial waterfront. But as c...
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...
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 ...
A Comparative Look at Austin’s Most Creatively Sustainable Homes
by Bonnie Rodd
KRDB, the architects of the Sol community in East Austin, utilized creative solutions to design homes that address multiple facets of sustainability. Affordability is innate in the Zero-Net Energy homes; the carefully ...
Harvesting of Rainwater in the U.K.: Storm Water Management
by Finbar Gillen
The UK is a rich western country with a population of 60 million. Average water use is 150 litres per person per day (55m3 per person per year). Although the perception (not least by its inhabitants) is that the UK is a ...
How the Micro-Climate of Athens is Changing Everyday Life
by Athina Kyrgeorgiou
The urban environment today is certainly different from what it used to be. City expansion, increased populations in urban centers, and CO2 accumulation are some of the reasons for so-called micro-climates. Greek citi...
Lessons of Observation: What William H. Whyte Would Say
by Amanda Bosse
We’ve all seen empty public spaces before. So what makes some urban spaces fail while others succeed? William H. Whyte, author of The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces (1980), conducted pioneering studies on human beha...
Bertrand Goldberg and Marina City: Architecture’s Lost Civic Engagement
by Andrew Kinaci
Bertrand Goldberg’s iconic Marina City project has been a fixture of Chicago’s skyline for decades. The unique, futuristic, corncob-shaped towers, constructed using innovative concrete pouring techniques, represented...
Naval Air Station Barbers Point: How Did it Become a Ghost Town?
by Sunny Menozzi
In 1993, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) announced the closure of Naval Air Station Barbers Point, located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Formally closed in 1999, Barbers Point became the Kalaeloa...
Top 20 International Landscape Architecture & Design Websites 2012: Giants of Landscape Architecture Online
by Renée Elaine Sazci
On June 4, 2012 we released the Top 20 International Urban Planning Websites 2012, and on June 11, 2012 the Top 20 International Architecture Websites 2012. Now it is Landscape Architecture’s time to shine. We searche...
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