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4 June 2013 by Amanda Erickson – The Atlantic Cities Libraries have long been recognized for their essential role as community centers, but architects are increasingly looking to design them as spaces that appeal to and serve teens. Young people … Continue reading
31 May 2013 by Michael Kimmelman – New York Times Focusing on the importance of public space, this piece shows the powerful effect that even small and simple projects can have in a community. Link to full article. The accompanying … Continue reading
by AAO eNews June 5, 2013 The Association of Architectural Organizations (AAO) talked with the Design Center about our Design Allies social media campaign and recent rebranding. Link to full story.
April 15th 2013 by Emily Badger – The Atlantic Cities What are the issues with categorizing cities as ‘Post-Industrial?’ Emily Badger discusses how this categorization can impede on a city’s ability to develop for the future, and how formerly industrial cities … Continue reading
April 17th 2013 by Emily Badger – The Atlantic Cities Segregated schools are an enduring problem in urban America. But with young affluent (often white) professionals flocking to cities, and enrolling their children in public schools, a historic opportunity exists to … Continue reading
March 26, 2013 by John Morris Dixon, FAIA - Architect Magazine One way to combat social issues is through socially responsible architecture and planning. Davids Killory Architecture designed a development for needy Escondido, CA residents, identified as “Housing for Homeless Mothers and Children.” … Continue reading
April 8, 2013 by Alex Dodds – Smart Growth America Communities across the country are making roads safer and more accessible for everyone who uses them, and more communities are using these strategies now than ever before. The Best Complete … Continue reading
by IBM Corporation In 2010, IBM Corporate Citizenship launched the Smarter Cities Challenge to help 100 cities around the world over a three-year period become smarter through grants of IBM talent. The City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was selected, through a … Continue reading
March 11, 2013 By Willie Osterweil – Shareable An interactive map from the bike-sharing consultancy Metrobike plots the world’s active, proposed, and failed bike-sharing services. Willie Osterweil draws some interesting lessons from the data. Link to full story.
March 15, 2013 by Lori Rotenberk -Grist Lori Rotenberk reports on a new seven-acre urban “accelerator farm” announced yesterday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that seeks to fill Chicago’s farmer drought and deepens the city’s investment in building its agricultural sector. … Continue reading