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  1. Amirah Shahid

    Amirah Shahid

    Amirah Shahid is a landscape designer at SWA Group's San Francisco office. In September 2011, she embarked on an 800-mile solo cycling trip from Beijing to Shanghai. Her goal: to better understand...

    09.08.11

  2. 10 Diagrams that Changed City Planning
    Event Spotlight

    10 Diagrams that Changed City Planning

    From now until February 15, SPUR in San Francisco is holding a rather interesting exhibition on the charts, diagrams, and visualizations that have changed the face of urban planning. From Ebenezer...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.12

  3. A New Model for Suburbia
    House Tours

    A New Model for Suburbia

    Hong Kong architect Otto Ng drew inspiration from challenges facing the modern world to design an innovative suburban model that could become reality. His model, called Transcity, blurs the line...

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    10.01.12

  4. A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning
    Post

    A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning

    At America's first urban planning conference, held in New York in 1898, a British planner asked whether he and his colleagues were striving for beautiful people or beautiful cities. Is urban...

    written by: Amanda Erickson
    09.05.12

  5. Modernism 2.0: A Tower in the Park Even Jane Jacobs Could Love
    House Tours

    Modernism 2.0: A Tower in the Park Even Jane Jacobs Could Love

    No one plans to get old; it just happens. Real-estate fantasies, however, tend to be ageless. To misquote the late Nora Ephron, we’ve been having the same real-estate fantasy for decades. And...

    written by: Lamar Anderson
    08.28.12

  6. Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment

    Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment

    Pritzker Prize-winner Kevin Roche is acclaimed for his skillful integration of man-made and natural environments. Drawing on material originally presented at the Yale School of Architecture, the...

    12.29.11

  7. CitiesAlive Conference

    CitiesAlive Conference

    CitiesAlive, 9th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference, takes place from this Wednesday, November 30th, to Saturday, December 3rd, at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown in Philadelphia, PA. Green...

    11.28.11

  8. Radical Sustainability with Mitchell Joachim
    Dwell on Design

    Radical Sustainability with Mitchell Joachim

    Environmental thought leader, architect, and urban designer Mitchell Joachim joined Dwell editor Amanda Dameron Friday, June 21, at Dwell on Design, sharing his most innovative ideas for the city...

    written by: Kim Derby
    06.23.12

  9. BMW Guggenheim Lab Closing Weekend

    BMW Guggenheim Lab Closing Weekend

    The BMW Guggenheim Lab ends its three-month run in New York City with a weekend of more than a dozen special events on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16. Join them for one last chance to...

    10.07.11

  10. Simon Ewings of Snøhetta at Stanford

    Simon Ewings of Snøhetta at Stanford

    Snøhetta project manager and senior architect Simon Ewings will speak at Standford on Thursday, October 6. The lecture outlines research projects that Snøhetta is involved in and...

    09.19.11

  11. Making City

    Making City

    In partnership with AIR, the architecture centre in Rotterdam, the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) is organizing five lectures on the theme ‘Making City’....

    09.01.11

  12. Pop-up Parks
    Outdoor

    Pop-up Parks

    Eager for public space, communities re-create their streets as temporary cafes, playgrounds, and bike lanes.

    written by: Inga Saffron
    photos by: Krista Jahnke
    05.18.12

  13. Joseph Eichler

    Developer Joseph Eichler (1900–1974) sold dreams of suburban happiness with each of the 11,000 modern tract houses he built between 1950 and1974. Designed by prominent architects like A....

    08.28.09

  14. Seattle's Next-Wave Design Firm?
    Post

    Seattle's Next-Wave Design Firm?

    A year and a half ago, while on sabbatical from Olson Kundig Architects, Kevin Scott conceived of Röllerhaus Pictureworks & Design Co. A mix of design firm, artist/designer collective, and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.07.12

  15. Jane Jacobs Video
    Post

    Jane Jacobs Video

    I was so pleased to come across this video recently on the website Grist—a nearly ten-minute film about creating healthy neighborhoods, narrated by the late, great urban writer and activist...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.30.12

  16. What’s Out There Weekend

    What’s Out There Weekend

    On September 17th and 18th in San Francisco, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) will host What’s Out There Weekend San Francisco, providing residents and visitors an opportunity to...

    07.19.11

  17. Kimball Art Center Finalists
    Renovation

    Kimball Art Center Finalists

    Last week I was in Park City, Utah, home of the Kimball Art Center. Founded in 1976, and housed in what was once the Kimball Bros. auto garage, the Kimball is a living museum offering the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.12

  18. Friday Finds 01.06.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 01.06.12

    We're back this New Year with the first Friday Finds of 2012. Scroll down to find out more on New York's lost subway stations, Dutch designer Thomas Eyck, an art installation made up of thousands...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.06.12

  19. Nathan Harger

    Nathan Harger

    Harger photographs objects, scenes and spaces in the everyday urban environment such as highways, cranes, bridges, airplanes, power lines, factories and other structures behind the massive forms of...

    11.28.10

  20. Walk This Way
    In The Modern World

    Walk This Way

    No path? No problem. The desire lines in this Dutch photo essay prove that people are quite comfortable going their own way.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.14.11

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