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The hipster capital of the world is a poster child for urban geeks everywhere–and for good reason. It’s an urban design success story.

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The hipster capital of the world is a poster child for urban geeks everywhere–and for good reason. It’s an urban design success story.

Calling For An End to Architecture’s Style Wars

05.31.2016

By Ben Willis

“Architecture has a serious problem today in that people who are not alike don’t communicate,” Rem Koolhaas said, ‘I’m actually more interested in communicating with people I disagree with than people I agree with.”

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“Architecture has a serious problem today in that people who are not alike don’t communicate,” Rem Koolhaas said, ‘I’m actually more interested in communicating with people I disagree with than people I agree with.”

A Design Proposal that Out-Trumps Trump

05.16.2016

By Lance Hosey

Forget the “big, beautiful wall. ” How about a yuuuge domed complex created, not for the “undesireables,” but the people trying to flee from them?

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Forget the “big, beautiful wall. ” How about a yuuuge domed complex created, not for the “undesireables,” but the people trying to flee from them?

What Jane Jacobs Missed

05.12.2016

By Alex Marshall

She profoundly shaped our view of the city, but often overlooked the big systems that make city life possible.

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She profoundly shaped our view of the city, but often overlooked the big systems that make city life possible.

Will Architecture Have Its Donald Trump Moment?

05.09.2016

By Duo Dickinson

There are two architectures. Not officially, yet, but the perception is real and growing that there is an architectural apartheid. There is an “inside” and an “outside.”

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There are two architectures. Not officially, yet, but the perception is real and growing that there is an architectural apartheid. There is an “inside” and an “outside.”

Richard Florida on the Enduring Legacy of Jane Jacobs

05.02.2016

By Martin C. Pedersen

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.

It’s National Architecture Week!

04.13.2016

By Martin C. Pedersen

Instead of spending money on what is essentially a branding effort, what if the AIA organized a national education program aimed at the primary schools?

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Instead of spending money on what is essentially a branding effort, what if the AIA organized a national education program aimed at the primary schools?

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