Territory Jam: Tehran
The rise of illegal satellite TV in Iran, which allows residents to watch state-banned shows, has made the private home the true public realm.
Building Hyperdensity and Civic Delight
Americans are conflicted about urban development: somehow we’ve demonized both sprawl and density. Here’s the case for the hyperdense city: prosperous, sustainable, delightful.
Working Public Architecture
Can we envision a contemporary counterpart to the New Deal? WPA 2.0 is an ambitious competition and symposium created by cityLab at UCLA.
Both Sides of Sunset
City of sprawl, city of neighborhoods. City of wealth and poverty, celebrity and anonymity. Los Angeles requires us to peer beneath the surface.
Sidewalking: Along the Miracle Mile
Food trucks, public art, a vibrant and organic walking culture: the evolution of Mid-Wilshire mirrors the ongoing transformation of Los Angeles.
Privatizing the Public City
A walk across downtown Oakland reveals the city’s lopsided boom.