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Did Jane Jacobs Predict the Rise of Trump?

Ever prescient, her final book outlined a coming dark age—and how to get through it.<p>Jane Jacobs was one of the most prescient writers of the 20th century. In the 1960s, when suburbanization and heavy-handed urban renewal programs threatened urban neighborhoods, she published her classic <i>Death and</i> …

New Report Highlights the Many Benefits of Urban Walkability

The new free report, Cities Alive, by Arup, one of the world's largest engineering and planning firms, describes why and how to create more walkable …

Developing Countries

Wooden screens mask glazed walls of Porto house by AZO Sequeira

Slatted wooden screens fold open to reveal walls of windows at the front and back of this concrete house in Porto by AZO Sequeira Arquitectos …

Architecture

5 Best Cities for Going Car-Free

Tired of traffic? Stick to these cities for an easier (and healthier) walking commute.<p>There's ample evidence that walkable neighborhoods breed safer, …

A Theory of Architecture Part 3: Why Primitive Form Languages Spread

<i>As you may have seen, ArchDaily has been publishing UNIFIED ARCHITECTURAL THEORY, by the urbanist and controversial theorist Nikos A. Salingaros, in</i> …