Courtesy of the Regional Plan Association
Columbus Circle at 59th street was successfully transformed from an intimidating traffic circle to a people-friendly urban place. A similar evolution could happen at Freeman Plaza, now a conduit for cars exiting Manhattan.
Georgia Tech is looking at how abandoned or underused property in a dozen cities could be acquired and turned into green space.
A gorgeous renovation has been completed on Waterbury, Connecticut's City Hall, one of five Cass Gilbert buildings surviving in the city's downtown.
On Lake Michigan nine miles south of downtown, hundreds of acres of slag may give way to homes for 50,000 people.
A remarkable project in an ancient section of Aleppo, Syria, offers hope of saving buildings without displacing the poor, says Nicolai Ouroussoff.
Geoffrey West, a 70-year-old physicist, thinks he has identified what makes a city grow and thrive — or stagnate and fail.
Public spaces encourage community — a form of capital that needs to be nourished, says Prince Charles. Courtesy of The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment
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