The Missing Middle: Los Angele...

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The desire for something “new and innovative” often stands in the way of proven and successful practices, especially when it involves changing zoning and building regulations.

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INTERVIEW: Ed Mazria, Founder ...

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[Translate] Architecture Flip   by Andrew Michler View Slideshow Ed Mazria is the influential environmental architect behind the 2030...

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Won’t you be my neighbor...

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[Translate] First Look As Melbourne – like many cities in Asia-Pacific and around the world – continues to grow, services and...

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We shouldn’t abandon the citie...

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[Translate]   Skymall By Alexandra Lange curbed.com AFP/Getty Images   Raffles City Chonqing, an eight-skyscraper project designed by...

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Kings, Despots, Dictators, Cit...

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[Translate] By Josh Stephens   COMMONEDGE.ORG I sometimes travel furiously and write slowly.   I began this piece ten years ago in...

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How Valuable Are Green Spaces ...

Mar 2, 2018 by

Urban green spaces are critical to our health and emotional well-being.

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Salty Urbanism: Sea Level Rise...

Jan 19, 2018 by

[Translate] Brooks + Scarpa    ARCHITECTMAGAZINE.COM greigobrien Project Name Salty Urbanism: Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategies...

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE HIGHLIG...

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[Translate] DIRT.ASLA.ORG     J.R. TaylorLeave a comment Lake Kittamaqundi is one of five manmade lakes originally planned for...

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THE ETHICAL ARGUMENT FOR ARCHI...

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[Translate] By Bryan Lee | NEXTCITY.ORG A workman holds up the letter “T” as they remove the letters from a building formerly known...

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THE PRINCIPLES OF ETHICAL REDE...

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[Translate] By Isis Ferguson   COMMON EDGE.ORG Where does creativity live? Can the highest level of cultural production come from...

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CLIMATE CHANGE IS UPON US. HOW...

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[Translate] By Steve Cochran, Steven Bingler   COMMONEDGE.COM In his 1972 science fiction novel The Gods Themselves, which takes...

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WHAT ARCHITECTURE HAS IN COMMO...

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[Translate] Opinion By Duo Dickinson  COMMON EDGE.ORG The 21st century has not been kind to either architecture or organized...

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WHAT DESIGNERS CAN LEARN FROM ...

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[Translate] By Steven Bingler   COMMONEDGE.ORG Scientists have now confirmed that a significant rise in sea levels will occur over...

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WILD GARDENING AND WHY NATURE ...

Sep 11, 2016 by

[Translate] Margie Ruddick on Wild Gardening and Why Nature Always Wins By Martin C. Pedersen   COMMON EDGE.ORG Margie Ruddick, like...

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Michael Kimmelman on the Chall...

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[Translate] By Martin C. Pedersen  COMMON EDGE.ORG When Michael Kimmelman was named architecture critic of the New York Times, he was...

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Landscape Architecture in the ...

Aug 15, 2016 by

[Translate] THE DIRT  J.R. Taylor Rail Deck Park / City of Toronto, via The Architect’s Newspaper Working to Make Public Space for...

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From Venice to Venice Beach: D...

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[Translate] The influential architect-planner reflects on her colorful and analytic use of photography over the decades. Denise Scott...

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A GLOBAL ARCHITECTURE COMPETIT...

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[Translate]   By Carlin Carr  COMMON EDGE The Versova-Madh Ferry in Mumbai prepares for departure. On the horizon is Versova Village,...

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Why Mexican Squares May Be the...

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[Translate] By Dennis Pieprz How do you judge a public space? Is the prototypical, windswept plaza—a winner perhaps of countless...

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HOW URBAN DESIGN PERPETUATES R...

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[Translate] Our cities weren’t created equal. But they don’t have to stay that way. [Illustration: AvDe via Shutterstock]...

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Hamburg Creates a Vibrant Neig...

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[Translate] By Dennis Pieprz Cities develop over time. A relatively “new” city might be as old as a century. Any city or neighborhood...

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How Brandcentric Architecture ...

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[Translate] By Ben Willis In 2013, an online game called Geoguessr caught fire across the social media landscape.  The user is placed...

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WHY CITY PLANNERS LOVE PORTLAN...

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[Translate] By Dennis Pieprz Portland, Oregon is a poster child for urban geeks everywhere–and for good reason. It’s an urban design...

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BIOPHILIC CITIES LEAD THE WAY ...

Jun 8, 2016 by

[Translate] Jared Green  THE DIRT “We need density but we also need connections to nature,” said University of Virginia professor...

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REVIEW: NACTO’S TRANSIT ...

May 26, 2016 by

[Translate] The Dirt Contributor Transit Street Design Guide / Island Press The new Transit Street Design Guide, the third in a...

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Googleplex designer’s sky offi...

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[Translate] by Lidija Grozdanic   INHABITAT Clive Wilkinson, who design the original Googleplex, came up with a quirky design that...

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CHINA’S “SPONGE CI...

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[Translate] Shutterstock By Kate Yoder   GRIST Of China’s many green fascinations (Exhibit A: Sproutcore), here’s one that seems like...

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Q&A: JAN GEHL ON MAKING C...

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[Translate] METROPOLIS MAGAZINE Celebrated architect-planner Jan Gehl has worked with the Copenhagen city council to improve the...

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SAVING LIVES WITH SMART URBAN ...

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[Translate] THE DIRT by Liz Camuti Globally, 1.24 million people are killed in traffic accidents every year, with more than 90...

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COLORFUL NOISE-POLLUTION BARRI...

Jul 14, 2015 by

[Translate] TRANSPORTATION Colorful noise-pollution barriers that also generate solar energy being tested in the Netherlands by Cat...

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