Unforgetting Women Architects
It’s time to write women architects back into the history of architecture — starting with Wikipedia.
In the late 1960s, Bay Area design activists sought to blend the aspirations of progressive architecture with new environmental imperatives — a goal that’s more relevant than ever.
Manila’s “Danger Areas”
Clearing urban waterways creates new challenges for the city’s most vulnerable inhabitants.
An Appalachian Trail
In its original concept, the Appalachian Trail was more than a hiking path. It was a wildly ambitious plan to reorganize the economic geography of the eastern United States.
Rexford Guy Tugwell and the Case for Big Urbanism
New York City’s first planning commissioner lost a bigger battle against Robert Moses than the fight Jane Jacobs won.
What I Learned from Architect Barbie
Why can’t architects wear pink? An activist historian explores the feminist politics that inspired the new career of the famous doll.
Beyond the Pritzker
A call to translate the widespread awareness of gender inequality into a political campaign with concrete goals — for instance, truly progressive family leave policies.
Trumping the Triangle
Washington has long struggled to reconcile lofty national ideals with quotidian urban interests. No part of the capital better reveals this tension than the Federal Triangle.
Housing Banda Aceh After Disaster
A decade after the Indonesian tsunami, a devastated city rebuilds. What can rehousing initiatives teach us about the ongoing struggle for urban resilience?
Public and Common(s)
A philosophical view of the terms public and commons, from the 20th-century treatises of Hannah Arendt and Jurgen Habermas to recent books by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri.
The Demagogue Takes the Stage
The 45th president of the United States rose to power using the stage, the props and scenery, of white nationalist patriarchy. To build democracy, we must disassemble the stage.
The Housing Question
A debate inspired by the controversial MoMA exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream.