urban design

How Brandcentric Architecture is Destroying Our Sense of Place

07.13.2016

By Ben Willis

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?

NOGLO

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?

Watching the George Lucas Fiasco from the Cheap Seats

06.28.2016

By Martin C. Pedersen

In the face of considerable opposition, a relentless civic organization, a pesky lawsuit, and a sympathetic judge, the legendary filmmaker has decided to pull his Museum of Narrative Art out of Chicago.

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

In the face of considerable opposition, a relentless civic organization, a pesky lawsuit, and a sympathetic judge, the legendary filmmaker has decided to pull his Museum of Narrative Art out of Chicago.

Why City Planners Love Portland

06.02.2016

By Dennis Pieprz

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.

1 Jamison Square walk

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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