Medellín, Colombia, once famed for murder and cocaine, is now drawing notice for its ambitious urban projects, many aimed at easing life in the city’s slums.
International website of the Dutch Fietsberaad (Bicycle Council), the expertise centre for cycling and all related subjects.
Revisiting the classic urban grid
The city’s first street design manual aims to get people to think about streets as not just for cars, but as public spaces incorporating safety, aesthetics, and environmental concerns.
The demolition of Singapore’s last rural village is a final step in an extreme national makeover.
Struggling to preserve the amusement park attractions at Coney Island.
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Hans Stimmann, retiring as Berlin’s building director, leaves a visual legacy as controversial as it is lasting.
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Astana, Kazakhstan's new capital, springs from the ambition to create not only a national capital but also a national identity shaped almost exclusively by a single man: the country’s president Nursultan A. Nazarbayev.
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Over the last five years, Ben Wood has transformed himself from a successful Boston architect into a Shanghai powerbroker whose designs translate into billions of dollars in development.
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Clashes are unfolding between residents of older, low-density neighborhoods and alliances of planners, politicians and real estate companies that see those neighborhoods as prime locations for higher-density mixed-use projects.
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The percentage of middle-income neighborhoods in metropolitan areas like Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington has dropped since 1970, according to a recent Brookings Institution report.
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Like the great monuments of 16th-century Rome or 19th-century Paris, China’s new architecture exudes an aura that has as much to do with intellectual ferment as economic clout.