Urban designer Peter Calthorpe has a seven-step plan to eradicate sprawl—both suburban and urban. “Let me add to the complexity of the situation we find ourselves in: At the same time we’re solving for
The Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs reveals a 16th Century society gripped by anxieties that we can relate to in the 21st Century, writes Rebecca Laurence. Giant locusts swarm around a jagged aquamarine
Four years ago, Portugal’s capital felt like a ‘city on its knees’. Now it is being touted as hip, cheap and innovative. But is the socialist government failing Lisbon’s poor in its rush to revitalise?
Among those who appreciate cities and urban density, there are often very different associations about Houston and Portland. To many, Houston is a pro-growth metro where “the market” has led to a sprawling,
The city has launched a series of initiatives to combat social isolation amid polls suggesting one in four residents have grappled with the problem It has long been rated as one of the world’s most liveable
Thanks to this free open-source mapping tool, you can digitally demolish your city’s loathed urban expressways and reveal what lies beneath. Imagine there’s no highway, it’s easy if you try—even easier,
For what may be a brief moment in Los Angeles, planning is hot. Measure S, the slow-growth, anti-development initiative, failed at the ballot box but succeeded in one very big way: It drew attention to
On a Friday evening in January, people spilled out of a storefront into an alleyway in San Francisco's Chinatown. Neighborhood business owners, parents with young children, and artists in warm coats chatted
We chat with Ford's John Kwant about the changing landscape of urban design and what’s next for America’s “smart cities.” Sixty years ago, the American middle class began fleeing inner cities and pushing
Polished concrete floors and balconies An unusual and bold small lot division in Del Rey has started listing homes, each with long vertical ribbons of windows and floating staircases. The new subdivision
Regional Growth Funds, Local Enterprise Partnerships, the Northern Powerhouse: successive UK governments have over the past few years tried to boost productivity and development outside of London with
How new mixed-use communities embrace urbanism and placemaking, ditch golf courses and malls Welcome back to Property Lines, a column by Curbed senior reporter Patrick Sisson that spotlights real estate
fastcoexist.com - About the author Eillie Anzilotti is an assistant editor for Fast Company's Ideas section, covering sustainability, social good, and alternative economies. Previously, she wrote for CityLab. More
They were the baby boomers at birth, and today as they “grow up” and eye retirement, some builders expect them to jumpstart an affordable housing boom. According to a report by the Harvard Joint Center
The least you can do to make a big difference where you live Sometimes the smallest things we can do for our neighborhoods can have the biggest impact. At Curbed, we know the power of a vegetable garden
New urban-focused books for the young and young at heart The perfect children’s book both captivates the young reader and provides enough substance to keep parents from tearing their hair out at bedtime.
Some suburbs around New York City are becoming decidedly less suburban, as new apartment buildings and condominium communities close to mass transit help expand the downtowns of these villages and towns.
Cities fail their people when it comes to air quality, green spaces, crime ... the list goes on. But could they be re-engineered to make our lives better? With over half the world’s population now living