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  1. LA's Restored Overlook Park
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    LA's Restored Overlook Park

    This week LA unveiled its newest park, a 50-acre greenspace that sits 500 feet above the city just southwest of Downtown, on a plot of land that was historically part of the Baldwin Hills oil...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    04.29.09

  2. Landscape of Infrastructure
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    Landscape of Infrastructure

    Though museums and skyscrapers are often the comissions that catapult contemporary architects into the design stratosphere, increasingly we're seeing what was once the demesne of engineers (bridges...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.22.10

  3. Lapham's Quarterly on the City
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    Lapham's Quarterly on the City

    I fell hard for Lapham's Quarterly earlier this year when by chance I happened into a bookstore shortly before founder Lewis Lapham gave not so much a reading as a recounting of his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.05.10

  4. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

    Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

    A leading resource for policy makers and practitioners, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy addresses issues involving the use, regulation, and taxation of land....

    01.27.09

  5. Linear City
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    Linear City

    Designers everywhere are eyeing the Interstate Highway system's bounteous and boundless real estate with ideas from tiny turbines to maglev rail lines. Mid-century urban idealism may not be dead...

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    06.10.10

  6. Looks Like We're Getting That Train
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    Looks Like We're Getting That Train

    The high speed rail system in France, called the TGV, has revolutionized travel within the country. Now it's easy to pop between Avignon and Paris in under 3 hours (a distance that used to be a 6-7...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.10.08

  7. Los Angeles vs. Las Vegas: Which is the Most Unreal City in America?

    Reality has hit both cities: water grows scarce, space is tighter, cars clog roads and pollute the air, and money is disappearing. Zócalo hosts a panel of experts—including architect...

    04.13.09

  8. Luyanda Mpahlwa
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    Luyanda Mpahlwa

    In Mitchell’s Plain township in Cape Town, South Africa, living conditions are harsh. The congested urban landscape pushes kids into the streets to play. Poverty forces reliance on found...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    10.12.09

  9. Mack Scogin on OSU's Knowlton Hall
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    Mack Scogin on OSU's Knowlton Hall

    A decade ago, the Ohio State University Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture called upon Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects to accomplish a formidable task: create the consummate teaching...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Ian Allen
    04.18.11

  10. Mag Luv

    Mag Luv

    “Roads are very interesting things for planners,” notes Katherine Harvey, a landscape and urban designer at the Glendale, California–based firm Osborn.

    06.10.10

  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. Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City

    Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City

    Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City will reveal the island of Mannahatta on September 12, 1609, the moment of Henry Hudson's arrival – a fresh, green new world at the...

    05.08.09

  13. Mayer Sattler-Smith

    Mayer Sattler-Smith is a multi-disciplinary design firm founded by Klaus Mayer and Petra Sattler-Smith in 2001. The firm is based in Anchorage, Alaska....

    01.19.09

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

  15. MoMA's Small Scale, Big Change
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    MoMA's Small Scale, Big Change

    The exhibition "Small Scale, Big Change" opens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York this Sunday. Curious to hear more about the show—which sadly I won't have the chance to see in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.04.10

  16. Mona El Khafif: Design Build
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    Mona El Khafif: Design Build

    In 2006, architect and urban planner Mona El Khafif traded Vienna's wiener schnitzel for beignets in the Big Easy to teach at Tulane University's URBANbuild program. Now an associate professor of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.22.10

  17. Natalie Jeremijenko's MoMA Lecture
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    Natalie Jeremijenko's MoMA Lecture

    One of the best things about the Internet is the ability to virtually attend lectures we couldn't get to in real-time. A series of lectures that took place at the MoMA's Design and the Elastic Mind...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.20.09

  18. 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

  19. Never Built: Los Angeles at A+D Architecture & Design Museum
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    Never Built: Los Angeles at A+D Architecture & Design Museum

    Never Built: Los Angeles, an upcoming exhibition at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum Los Angeles (on view from July 28 through September 29) will highlight radical projects that would have...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.17.13

  20. New Exhibition: The Brits Who Built the Modern World
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    New Exhibition: The Brits Who Built the Modern World

    On February 13, 2014, the Royal Institute of British Architects inaugurated a new gallery in its central London headquarters with “The Brits Who Built the Modern World.” Drawing on a deep inventory...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.19.14

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