Designing Indian Country
Suppose Native America is not over, that there is no “after colonialism.” How do we create public spaces that enable true contact between cultures?
Design with the Other 90%: Cities
A Cooper-Hewitt curator surveys socially responsive urban design in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
The Emergence of Container Urbanism
The repurposed shipping container, now a fixture of urban architecture, is part of a movement that can be traced back to Archigram and the Metabolists in the 1960s.
A profile of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, a laboratory for the creative retrofitting of postwar suburbia.
Jane Jacobs, Andy Warhol, and Community
An urban geographer compares the radically different New York worlds of Warhol’s Factory and Jacobs’s Greenwich Village — and comes to some provocative conclusions.
An Interview with Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha
Two influential and visionary landscape architects discuss projects from the Mississippi to Mumbai.
The Price of Regeneration
Contemporary “placemaking” policies have brought about the hyper-gentrification of large swathes of London and the loss of longstanding communities. But now there are signs of real resistance.
The Island Seen and Felt
Australia is a place with more land than people, more geography than architecture. But it is not and never has been empty. Few landscapes have been so deeply known.
Beyond Zuccotti Park: Making the Public
In the wake of Occupy Wall Street, we need to focus on the making of the public as an engaged citizenry.