Tent City, America
Tent cities are now so common that advocates are campaigning to make them semi-permanent settlements of micro-housing. But is this a genuine solution or a cheap fix?
Jane Jacobs and the Death and Life of American Planning
An urban historian assesses the complex legacy of Jane Jacobs, including the rise of community activism and the marginalization of professional planning.
From Architecture to Landscape
Landscape architects have begun to venture from the confines of garden, park, and plaza into more adventurous practice. Now the field needs a new name: landscape science.
Kiyonori Kikutake: Structuring the Future
Kiyonori Kikutake was one of the most gifted and influential of the Metabolist generation that dominated postwar Japan. His architecture remains as powerful as ever.
What Does Fiction Know?
What chance does personal fiction have against public facts? A meditation on place and narrative inspired by postmodern Berlin.
Little Libraries in the Urban Margins
One of the most promising dimensions of tactical urbanism is the rise of pop-up, guerrilla, and ad-hoc libraries.