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  1. Apples from Asphalt
    Outdoor

    Apples from Asphalt

    Mobile City Farmstead is bringing a little bit of the heartland into the big city, one vacant lot at a time.

    05.04.09

  2. The Self-Sufficient City
    Post

    The Self-Sufficient City

    In modern home design, going green is no longer the exception but the norm. While we've summited this hill, there's still an ominous mountain before us: off-the-grid cities. For the third Advanced...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.01.09

  3. Reburbia Voting Begins Today!
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    Reburbia Voting Begins Today!

    The time has come! Online voting for the best of the Reburbia competition finalists begins today. During the month of July we collected hundreds of submissions from dozens of countries proposing...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.10.09

  4. Houston, Texas
    City Guide

    Houston, Texas

    Texas is known for propagating a "bigger is better" attitude. But even in Houston—the state’s oil and energy epicenter— residents are starting to understand the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.06.09

  5. Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum
    A Great Idea

    Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum

    Designers often talk about the importance of play, emphasizing its power to create creative breakthroughs. Design firm Monstrum, based in Denmark, took that idea one step further and decided to...

    written by: Johanna Björk
    09.09.13

  6. 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

  7. Alex Steffen on Cities
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    Alex Steffen on Cities

    Writer, speaker, and planetary futurist, Alex Steffen is one of the most vital voices in sustainability today. He founded and edited the website Worldchanging for seven years, and now writes and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.06.13

  8. Islands of LA
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    Islands of LA

    On my commute last week I noticed a sign posted on a traffic island declaring the narrow grassy strip an 'Island of LA Nat'l Park.' Intrigued, I took a look on the internet and found that for the...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.10.09

  9. A Clearing in the Streets
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    A Clearing in the Streets

    Frederick Law Olmsted brought nature to New York in his carefully controlled design of Central Park.  In that green oasis amid the city’s dense buildings, nature comes to urbanites in...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    06.04.09

  10. Invincible Cities
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    Invincible Cities

    The exhibition "Harlem 1970-2009: Photographs by Camilo José Vergara," opens at the New-York Historical Society on April 30, but you can see Vergara's photos anytime at his "...

    written by: David A. Greene
    04.27.09

  11. 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

  12. Friday Finds 08.16.13
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 08.16.13

    Art is where the heart is. This week: meditative ink line drawings, temporary tattoos for adults, a continuously reconfigured staircase installation, and so much more. Click through to see the...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.16.13

  13. Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY
    Event Spotlight

    Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY

    Our world is becoming more and more urban. Today, as Dwell contributor Mark Lamster reported for our June 2010 Megacities issue, more than 75 cities boast populations of more than 5 million. While...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.21.10

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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