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By Katharine Sucher / On October 8th, 2015

As the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy overwhelmed his neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York City’s chief urban designer Alexandros Washburn took refuge on the upper floors of his house. For years he had played an integral role in creating the city...

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By Katharine Sucher / On September 17th, 2015

In honor of PARK(ing) Day, Island Press is taking tactical urbanism to the streets. PARK(ing) Day is an annual event where people all over the world transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. These pop-up parks can take all forms--in...

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By Meghan Bartels / On November 21st, 2014

This bear is excited to learn about landscape architecture this weekend from its den outside the Colorado Convention Center.

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By Rutherford Platt / On July 9th, 2014

Reposted from gazettenet.com with permission

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By Robert Brown / On April 21st, 2014

An elegant sun catch at an outdoor café. Photo by Robert Brown.

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By Jason Leppig / On March 21st, 2014

View of promenade seating and edge buildings in Bo01. (Photograph by Joakim Lloyd Raboff.)

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By Admin / On October 18th, 2013

This Friday, visionary architect Sim Van der Ryn takes you on a reflective journey of a more ecological and humane approach to design. With a focus on the strengths and weaknesses in our approach to the design of our communities, regions, and buildings...

Photo Credit: Rockaway Youth on Banner by Flickr.com user Light Brigading

By Admin / On July 9th, 2013

Sarah LeRoy of the Southwest Climate Change Network weighs in on the rising temperatures and their impact on current energy systems. 

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By Admin / On June 14th, 2013

Reid Ewing, author of the forthcoming book, Measuring Urban Design, talks to Angie Schmitt of...

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By Lance Hosey / On May 29th, 2013

Design, declared Nobel economist Herbert Simon, means "changing existing situations into better ones." Wonderful, but who decides what's "better"?

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