economics

Who Will Own the Smart City?

05.25.2017

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Google’s recent rollout of LinkNYC, along with similar initiatives in other cities, raises important questions about our digital future.

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Google’s recent rollout of LinkNYC, along with similar initiatives in other cities, raises important questions about our digital future.

Is Cost Architecture’s Weakest Link To Reality?

12.11.2016

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Unless budgets become an integral part of architectural education and criticism, design will continue to live in an aesthetic bubble and fall easy prey to bean counters.

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Unless budgets become an integral part of architectural education and criticism, design will continue to live in an aesthetic bubble and fall easy prey to bean counters.

How Brandcentric Architecture is Destroying Our Sense of Place

07.13.2016

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National chains have brought a mix of outcomes in terms of job creation, quality of life, and national identity, but what are the consequences to our built environment?

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National chains have brought a mix of outcomes in terms of job creation, quality of life, and national identity, but what are the consequences to our built environment?

Richard Florida on the Enduring Legacy of Jane Jacobs

05.02.2016

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In celebration of the Jacobs centennial, the noted urbanist and author talks about the legend, their close relationship in her later years, and her lasting influence on his work.

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In celebration of the Jacobs centennial, the noted urbanist and author talks about the legend, their close relationship in her later years, and her lasting influence on his work.

A Modest Proposal

03.17.2016

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Shouldn’t architecture school projects actually be required to deal with the real challenges of architecture?

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Shouldn’t architecture school projects actually be required to deal with the real challenges of architecture?

Architecture Has Become a Lifestyle Choice

02.15.2016

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Architecture is in state of deep and troubling transition. But the schools are not responding to these changes. Instead, they’re enabling the decline of the profession of architecture as a building art.

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Architecture is in state of deep and troubling transition. But the schools are not responding to these changes. Instead, they’re enabling the decline of the profession of architecture as a building art.

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