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  1. How New York City Developed its Wayfinding Signage
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    How New York City Developed its Wayfinding Signage

    Our City Living issue, due out on newsstands September 10, focuses on design and architecture in urban locales. Here we turn our eye to the challenges of navigating a city and how graphic design...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.29.13

  2. A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning
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    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

  3. Better x Design: Teddy Cruz
    Travel Reports

    Better x Design: Teddy Cruz

    Providence is all abuzz with "A Better World By Design" this weekend, a three-day conference thrown by students at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently in...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.04.09

  4. NYAIA Recognizes 6 Creative New York Architecture and Design Studios
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    NYAIA Recognizes 6 Creative New York Architecture and Design Studios

    The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the six winners of its biennial New Practices New York competition, which singles out promising and pioneering city-based...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.04.14

  5. 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

  6. A Five-Act History of Urbanism in Barcelona
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    A Five-Act History of Urbanism in Barcelona

    Labyrinthine alleys, majestic avenues, meandering parks, and pristine beaches—this is the urban fabric of modern Barcelona, a city 2,500 years in the making. We've traipsed the Catalonian capital's...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.09.13

  7. 6 Famous Brutalist Buildings
    Design 101

    6 Famous Brutalist Buildings

    Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.07.13

  8. Events this Weekend: 10.8-10.11
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 10.8-10.11

    Welcome to the second installment of Out and About, our weekly round-up of art and architecture events and exhibitions around the country and globe.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.08.09

  9. An Architecture Prof Weighs in on Haiti
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    An Architecture Prof Weighs in on Haiti

    There are thousands of architects and designers in the Dwell audience and beyond who are contemplating how they can help with the massive rebuilding effort that will soon get underway in Port-au...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.25.10

  10. Sir Nicholas Grimshaw
    Interviews

    Sir Nicholas Grimshaw

    "One of the good things about doing decent public design in a prominent place is that people look at it and say: Why can’t we have that everywhere?”  

    written by: Alec Appelbaum
    11.02.09

  11. Exhibition: Work AC—49 Cities

    Exhibition: Work AC—49 Cities

    49 cities is a call to re-engage cities as the site of radical thinking and experimentation, moving beyond ‘green building’ towards an embrace of ideas, scale, vision and common sense combined with...

    03.01.09

  12. 10x10 Cities Green Facts, Challenges, Futures

    This is a three-part exhibit on sustainability, featuring datascapes showing the current challenges facing 10 major North American cities, including San Francisco, project boards from those 10...

    04.09.09

  13. 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

  14. The Urban Housing Handbook by Eric Firley

    The Urban Housing Handbook by Eric Firley

    Eric Firley will discuss his recent research for the book The Urban Housing Handbook (Wiley, 2009), co-authored with Caroline Stahl. Exploring the relationship between architecture and the urban...

    04.13.09

  15. 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

  16. Design S: Swedish Design Award

    Design S: Swedish Design Award

    This exhibition will feature 19 shortlisted entries to Sweden’s biggest design award competition, which focuses on design for sustainability issues including climate, the environment, the...

    06.04.09

  17. In the Shadows of Cities: Gregor Eichinger

    In the Shadows of Cities: Gregor Eichinger

    Austrian architect and designer Gregor Eichinger will discuss the subject of our increasing need for "shadowy places." He will reference past eras, when business was conducted in public...

    06.16.09

  18. Urban China

    Jiang Jun, editor of Urban China magazine, and curator Benjamin Godsill of the New Museum introduce a dynamic multimedia presentation on the history of Urban China as well as the exhibition Urban...

    07.01.09

  19. Reburbia Competition

    Reburbia Competition

    Dwell Magazine and Inhabitat.com are pleased to announce the first ever Reburbia competition: a design competition dedicated to re-envisioning the suburbs. Calling all future-forward architects,...

    07.08.09

  20. Situated Technologies: Toward the Sentient City

    Situated Technologies: Toward the Sentient City

    This exhibition is a critical exploration of the evolving relationship between ubiquitous computing, architecture and the city. It will imagine alternative trajectories for how various mobile,...

    07.22.09

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