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How Michael Bloomberg turned architecture into a sixty-four-ounce Coke.

The Prager Zeile in Dresden, inspired by Le Corbusier's "unités d'habitation."

Do “smart” urban automation projects have more in common with Jane Jacobs or Le Corbusier?

The citizens of one of our largest cities are being shut out of the decisions that will affect their future.

Bloomberg

The state of the city isn't quite as wonderful as the mayor claims.

Occupy Wall Street: New Ways of Thinking About Space

As last year’s occupations showed, cities need more places the public can call its own.

Costumed as the World Trade Center at the Buskers Fare in New York City, June 19

How the World Trade Center turned Manhattan into a planned community.

Atlantic Yards construction site

Numerous cities are littered with “downtown catalysts” that failed to catalyze.

There's more to the legend of Jane Jacobs than her showdown with Robert Moses.
 

Filling the empty streets and turning pedestrian piazzas into true commons.

Blogs

Every $1 billion invested in the U.S. transportation infrastructure supports and creates some 47,500 jobs.

March 27, 2014

San Francisco is in the midst of a war, but it’s not about culture.

March 24, 2014

The mayor faces a request for an aggressive post-Sandy policy.

February 28, 2014

Squaring community needs with developers’ desires requires not kinder-and-gentler rezoning but a new process for shaping the city.

February 10, 2014

NYU’s expansion plans hit a snag after State Supreme Court Justice Donna Mills ruled that the city illegally approved construction within public parklands without the state’s approval.

January 9, 2014

Forget what the talking heads tell you: our current mayor was often a lot more, and often a lot less, than just a manager.

December 28, 2013

The mayor-elect also named an aide as his chief of staff.

December 23, 2013

The mayor-elect will have to manage a huge budget, labor talks, an aggressive press and a cagey governor. Oh, and he might just carry the hopes of the progressive movement.

December 13, 2013

Chicago’s parking meter deal doesn’t just sell off city assets—it uconstitutionally sells off the city’s very power to police itself.

September 5, 2013

Are we self-segregating as we get more diverse?

June 18, 2012