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Urbanism

  1. our climate
    What If New York Stopped Knocking Down Buildings?A vast amount of captured carbon would stay where it is.
  2. street view
    If Your City Were Really Dying, You Probably Wouldn’t KnowVisiting Annalee Newitz’s Four Lost Cities.
  3. city hall
    Corey Johnson Wants to Tame the Giant Squid of City PlanningThe squid may have other ideas, though.
  4. city people
    Now That an Urban Planner Is on the City Council, Can She Help Fix Los Angeles?Nithya Raman is calling for systemic change — including breaking up her own district.
  5. coronavirus
    A Pandemic Winter Is Coming to New York, and It’s Going to Be Unimaginably HardDuring the last surge, New Yorkers could at least spend a lot of time outdoors.
  6. urbanism
    Obviously, New York Is a Fiery Hellscape of Crime, Anarchy, and MiseryBicycling. Meeting friends in the park. Late-summer produce. Nightmarish.
  7. cityscape
    COVID-19 Studies Are Proving That Density Is Not the EnemyThe real risk factor is different.
  8. cityscape
    New York Is Getting Loud AgainAs traffic and infrastructure work begin to return, the city sounds more like itself. But not quite the same as before.
  9. cityscape
    New York City Is Facing a Census EmergencyAnd if we’re undercounted, the results may be dire.
  10. cityscape
    The 15-Minute City: Can New York Be More Like Paris?And should it?
  11. cityscape
    For Blue-Sky Urban Ideas, It May Be Now or NeverAs the worst of the crisis (possibly) recedes, opportunity.
  12. cityscape
    To Trumpers, the Shared Space of the Street Is an Unprivatized ThreatIt’s just [waves hands] that dirty area between the car and the front door, right?
  13. cityscape
    It’s Time to Do Away With Rush HourWhen the pandemic ends, let’s consider what we learned about shuffled work times and staggered shifts and keep the good parts.
  14. cityscape
    Opening Up Everything Too Soon Is, Effectively, Age DiscriminationWithout universal testing, you’re locking up the elderly.
  15. summer in the city
    That Office AC System Is Great — at Recirculating VirusesDeep breaths may not be calming.
  16. biography of a building
    Exploring a Real-Estate Time Capsule in HarlemInside Graham Court, a Gilded Age rental from the architects behind the Apthorp.
  17. cityscape
    The Return of Fear in New YorkThe city, a child of disaster, remembers its past.
  18. coronavirus
    Close the Theaters. Close the Opera. Close the Concert Halls. Now.Yes, it will be brutal to the performing-arts economy. It’s also necessary.
  19. cityscape
    The Sunnyside Yard Master Plan Is a Mirage of a Better CityNew York City’s plan for the city’s heart is the best of all worlds. Whether it can actually exist in ours is another question.
  20. cityscape
    Farm Livin’ Is the Life for Me, Ja? Rem Koolhaas Tries Out Country LifeFor “Countryside, the Future,” a city boy goes to the sticks.
  21. cityscape
    Trump’s Classical-Architecture Edict Is Dumb — But Not Worth the OutrageIt’s boneheaded. But it doesn’t censor architects or stifle creativity in the country at large.
  22. in conversation
    Frank Gehry Doesn’t Know How to RetireIn conversation with the most famous architect alive, who’s fully engaged and working nonstop as he turns 91.
  23. cityscape
    ‘Slum Clearance’ Tore Down Much More Than TenementsA new exhibition at the Center for Architecture documents the mid-century misfire of urban renewal.
  24. cityscape
    The Elemental Architecture of Jeanne GangA Chicago architect renowned for sublime engineering whose buildings really work for New Yorkers.
  25. cityscape
    A Transit Hub for an All-Corporate San Francisco FutureA public project that almost feels privatized.
  26. cityscape
    Revealed: The Plans for David Geffen Hall and for the Music WithinA $500 million renovation that will finally fix that room. Maybe.
  27. cityscape
    The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Renovates, and Faces an Existential ThreatA new visitor center and Woodland Garden, and the long shadow of proposed high-rise neighbors.
  28. cityscape
    Two New Buildings Break Free of the Glass StraitjacketFaçade materials that are able to show their age.
  29. cityscape
    Does the Future of Public Housing Lie in These Cozy London Projects?Peter Barber’s cozy brickwork obliterates the usual concrete severity.
  30. cityscape
    The New MoMA Tries to Get Out of Its Own Way. We’ll See If It Can.An attempt to manage the crush of visitors that’s made the museum hard to love.
  31. cityscape
    The Hunters Point Library Was Too Expensive, and Is Worth ItA small, great civic monument on the Queens waterfront.
  32. cityscape
    The Challenges of Constructing New York’s Tallest Apartment BuildingA conversation with the architects of the 131-story Central Park Tower.
  33. timeline
    The World’s Largest Ferris Wheel That Wasn’tBut might be one day? The circle of life of a Staten Island tourist attraction.
  34. cityscape
    Red Tape Is Keeping New York City’s Landscape Stuck in the PastAn ambitious new plan to remake the Port Authority bus terminal highlights the extent to which the city’s balkanized bureaucracy stifles ambition.
  35. urbanism
    Touring the Overlooked Islands of New YorkUnearthing our hidden histories, from buried bodies to heron sanctuaries.
  36. cityscape
    The Berkshires Have the Culture of a Major City — and New Architecture to MatchBig-city institutions amid the cow pastures.
  37. cityscape
    New Studies Say Gentrification Doesn’t Really Force Out Low-Income ResidentsIn part because it improves school integration, it may be better for lower-income residents than previously thought.
  38. the bqe
    The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Was a Robert Moses Head FakeThe story goes that he wanted the BQE rammed through the Heights and settled for the Promenade. It’s not true.
  39. cityscape
    New York City Is Still a Disaster for the DisabledOld infrastructure and grudging compliance add up to only moderate progress toward accessibility.
  40. cityscape
    I ♥ Tourism: Why New York Is Better When It’s Full of Annoying VisitorsYeah, they’re in the way. But they tell the rest of the world that this is the place to be.
  41. cityscape
    A Staten Island Outlet Mall Intends to Defy the Retail ApocalypseWith bargains and lively architecture.
  42. cityscape
    Cozy Streetscapes and Big Data: Google’s Reimagining of TorontoThe public-corporate partnership on a huge scale.
  43. real estate
    The Last Residents of the Hotel BossertWhat’s it like to live in a nearly abandoned building?
  44. cityscape
    The Restorations of L.A.’s Eames House and Silvertop Were Not Simple JobsThe innovative materials and methods in the Eames Case Study house and John Lautner’s Silvertop can be a headache as they age.
  45. cityscape
    This Is the Prettiest Block in New York, And It’s Just Been Perfectly RestoredStation Square, renovated and camera-ready.
  46. urban planning
    Why New York Can’t Have Nice ThingsIt costs three times more to build a subway station here than in London or Paris. What if we could change that?
  47. cityscape
    How Disney Hall Transformed a Downtown L.A. Neighborhood and the City Beyond“The 90-year-old architect may yet get to walk around the effervescent urban core he envisioned with art and music at its center.”
  48. suburbs
    The Suburbs Can Be Fixed. No, Really.It won’t happen in one giant swoop. But small changes can have big effects.
  49. cityscape
    A Pair of New U.S. Embassies, Arriving at an Undiplomatic MomentReimagining the American compounds in New Delhi and Mexico City.
  50. cityscape
    The Shed at Hudson Yards Stays Half-True to Its Radical RootsWhether it busts out of tameness is up to the programmers.
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