As megacities from Shanghai to New York grow at speeds beyond current infrastructure and development plans, cities need smart and compassionate solutions for sustainable expansion.

Brooklyn Renaissance
Thanks to a group of young Brooklyn architects, an immigrant neighborhood untouched by gentrification gets low-income housing...
City Guide: West Queen West, Toronto
Must-visit places in Toronto's West Queen West, a neighborhood that's home to burgeoning design, culinary, and retail scenes.
The New Urbanism Movement
Manifestos: Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), Congress for the New Urbanism, “Charter of the New...
Housing in Megacities is a Mess. What Can We Do About It?
Six teams of architects propose empowering new solutions for urban sprawl.
Vancouver is an extroverted city
Vancouver, British Columbia, offers a dramatic natural setting, but as Omer Arbel shows us, there’s more to the city of glass...
Design for the Public
Public Architecture forges ahead into uncharted territory, and creates a model for fitting pro bono work into the daily practice...
Parsing Paris
Critics call Paris a "living museum." If so, designer Erwan Bouroullec curates a must-see list from a compelling collection.
Building Community
With a clean-lined new loft building designed by El Dorado Inc., a fleet of hip galleries, and a burgeoning creative class,...
A Home, Studio, and Gallery Support a Growing Art Scene in Georgia
A forward-thinking architect builds a multifunctional structure with a burgeoning community in mind.
Upwardly Mobile Homes
When it comes to real estate, the trailer park gets a bad rap.
A Measured Approach
Utterly dynamic, this house on an urban peninsula in Sydney is rich with inventive and thoughtfully considered spaces.
Sun Mun Way Cool
In Los Angeles, California, a family of four inhabits a polychrome fantasia in the heart of Chinatown.
Community Building
Completed in 2004, the Belmont Street Lofts—with their crisscrossing pattern of wood, metal, and glass—have settled neatly into...
A Cartography Exhibition Uncovers Fascinating Maps About the Bay Area
At SPUR, a new exhibition entitled Urban Cartography surveys map making in the digital age.
Harlem Renaissance
In her book Parisian Views, critic Shelley Rice hauntingly evokes the dislocating effects that the near-complete reconstruction...
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City is a sprawling 318 square miles.